Modern OriginNo one, other than perhaps a specialist in the literature of the period, who has read Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection would likely ever say that its rich Victorian English prose was “an easy read.” However few would ever think to revise it into a more present-day form of the language; few other than perhaps Daniel Duzdevich.

Mr. Duzdevich recently sat for an interview with Indiana University Press’ Laura Baich in which they discussed the genesis of his new book Darwin’s On the Origin of Species; A Modern Rendition, his process in writing it, and its supplementary website The Modern Darwin.