Ed Yong shortlisted for Science Book Prize

3rd August 2017

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong has been selected for the shortlist for The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017. The prize is in its 30 year, and celebrates the best science writing for a non-specialist audience.

The judges praised the variety of books on the shortlist, each grappling with “the big questions of our time”, as well as the creative techniques used to marry scientific discovery with an engaging “comprehensive and enjoyable” narrative.

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Derek Miller shortlisted for Gold Dagger

2nd August 2017

Derek B. Miller’s novel The Girl in Green has been selected for the 2017 shortlist of the Gold Dagger Award.

The Girl in Green is a brilliantly original and timely tragi-comedy about the consequences of the war in Syria and misguided attempts to help.

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David Bellos longlisted for HWA awards

4th July 2017

David Bellos’ The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventures of Les Miserables has been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Non-Fiction Crown 2017 awards.

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Job Vacancy: Agency Assistant / Office Manager

29th June 2017

Leading international literary agency Janklow & Nesbit (UK) Ltd are looking for a new Agency Assistant / Office Manager. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work across a range of genres supporting agents – literary & commercial fiction and non-fiction – so it would suit someone with diverse reading tastes.

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Arlidge Continues Bestseller Streak

30th May 2017

The seventh installment in MJ Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace series, Love Me Not, has continued the success of previous books, entering the Sunday Times bestseller list at number four upon release.

She Loves Me
A woman’s body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it’s clear she’s looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much loved wife and mother?

She Loves Me Not
Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer’s choices?

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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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