Weston wins McKitterick Prize

27th June 2014

Gabriel Weston has won the 2014 McKitterick Prize for her novel Dirty Work.

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A Piece of Cake!

25th June 2014

Alex Bellos on how to cut a cake, the mathematical way!

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The Life Scientific

18th June 2014

Astronomer and Sky at Night TV presenter Chris Lintott tells Jim Al Khalili about his “Citizen Science” project of crowd-sourced astronomy, Galaxy Zoo, and of working with Brian May and the late Sir Patrick Moore on BBC Radio 4.

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Cameron McAllister: Top 10 Amazing Machines in Books for Children

5th June 2014

Follow this link for a delightful piece by Cameron McAllister on children’s books containing vehicles, vessels and vavavoom for the Guardian. His children’s book, The Tin Snail, was published by Jonathan Cape last month and tells the story of one brave little 2CV that helped win the war.

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Wolf wins Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award

4th June 2014

Jack Wolf has won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones (Chatto & Windus).

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EENY MEENY goes in at number 5 in the Bestseller Chart

2nd June 2014

M.J. Arligde’s debut Eeny Meeny hit the number five spot on the Sunday Times Paperback Fiction Bestseller List for the week ending May 25th. Since publication earlier in the month the book has gone from strength to strength becoming a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club choice and receiving praise across the media. The Daily Mail says Arlidge has created “a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace” while The Sun calls it “truly excellent”.

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Bellos Short-listed for Royal Society Radio Prize

2nd June 2014

Alex Bellos has been short-listed for the Association of British Science Writers Royal Society Radio Prize for his Radio 4 documentary “Nirvana by Numbers”.

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Xiaolu Guo on Start the Week

2nd June 2014

Listen in to Xiaolu Guo, Chinese writer and filmmaker, talk about the contrasts between East and West in her latest tragic love story on Start the Week this morning(32.25 mins in).

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