Evan Davis releases book on Post Truth

24th May 2017

Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us ‘your call is important to us’. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it’s become the communications strategy of our times?

Evan Davis’ new book, Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It, explains all.

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Rutger Bregman argues for UBI in TED Talk

23rd May 2017

Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

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Edward Dusinberre wins at RPS Music Awards 2017

10th May 2017

Edward Dusinberre has won the RPS Music Award 2017 for Creative Communication with his book Beethoven for a Later Age.

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards recognise outstanding musical achievement across the UK, with projects, artists and organisations from across the UK receiving accolades.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars Wins at British Book Awards

9th May 2017

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut novel The Girl of Ink & Stars has won the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. Judges praised the poetic beauty of the novel and were impressed by the time and effort put into editorial and production for a debut author. The book beat strong competition including Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Children.

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Two Janklow authors on Branford Boase Shortlist

8th May 2017

Amber Lee Dodd’s We Are Giants and Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Girl of Ink & Stars have both been shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017.

The award is given annually to the author and editor of an outstanding debut novel for children. Previous winners include Philip Reeve, Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness and Frances Hardinge.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5th July at a ceremony in London.

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Three Janklow UK authors at the TED 17 conference

28th April 2017

With Utopia For Realists author Rutger Bregman and cognitive neuroscientist Anil Seth (whose book The Presence Chamber is forthcoming from Faber) giving TED talks, and data visualisation designer (author, with Stefanie Posavec, of Dear Data) Giorgia Lupi drawing ‘data portraits’ of the participants at the TED 17 conference, we left behind in the London office almost feel as if we’re in Vancouver…

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave wins Waterstones Book of the Year 2017

31st March 2017

The winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2017 is Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s extraordinary debut, The Girl of Ink & Stars!

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave shortlisted at the British Book Awards

15th March 2017

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s gorgeous debut The Girl of Ink & Stars has been shortlisted for yet another award! This time, it’s Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

Set at the start of the Golden Age of mapmaking, this is a skilfully crafted middle-grade adventure novel inspired by the Canarian myth of Guayota and his demon-dogs.

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Ed Yong shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize 2017

14th March 2017

Ed Yong’s debut, I Contain Multitudes, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Prize. The prize celebrates books which engage with the topics of health and medicine, and the many ways they touch our lives.

Chair of judges Val McDermid hailed the 2017 shortlist as one which will “shift perceptions”. She said: “One of the ways we communicate is to bring things down to a human level and it’s important for science to communicate to non-scientists… There will be people who read one of the books on this list and it will change their lives.”

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Ed Yong is a Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize

23rd February 2017

Ed Yong’s New York Times bestselling book I Contain Multitudes has been selected for the shortlist of the LA Times Book Prize under the Science & Technology category.

The Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of book prizes annually since 1980. The 2017 prizes for each category will be awarded on the 21st April, opening the LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California.

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