Juliet West Events this Autumn

31st July 2014

Juliet West will be discussing her debut novel at a number of events this autumn. Before The Fall, inspired by a true story, hurls you into a London torn apart by the First World War and paints a vivid and haunting portrait of one woman’s struggle.

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Xiaolu Guo on the Not the Booker Long List

29th July 2014

The Guardian has released a list of books selected for the Not the Booker Prize, and amongst this long list is I am China (Chatto & Windus) by Xiaolu Guo. This wise (and very funny) portrayal of multicultural society tells the story of two young lovers who have been torn apart, and of a translator working through their letters in an attempt to untangle their tale.

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Richard Kerridge’s COLD BLOOD is Radio 4’s Book Of The Week

28th July 2014

Cold Blood, Nature writer Richard Kerridge’s autobiographical tale of a lifelong obsession with reptiles and amphibians, has been adapted for BBC Radio 4’s Book Of The Week.

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Alex Bellos at the Port Eliot Festival

24th July 2014

Join Alex, bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures In Numberland, at the Port Eliot Festival this coming weekend 24th – 27th July, where he will be discussing his latest book Alex Through The Looking Glass and exploring the fascinating world of numbers; how they have shaped and changed our world and our diverse relationships with them.

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Free Word

21st July 2014

Join Xiaolu Guo, Free Word’s Writer in Residence, as she introduces her new novel I am China with a lively disucssion about the possibility and impossibility of translation.

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Meet the Author

18th July 2014

Former political correspondent Terry Stiastny talks to the BBC’s Nick Higham about her début novel, Acts of Omission for their ‘Meet the Author’ programme. The interview is already available online, and will air tonight at 19.45pm:

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BBC Proms Plus Literary

18th July 2014

Saturday 19 July, 5.45pm – 6.30pm, Rana Mitter talks to Chinese novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo and contemporary Chinese art expert Dr Katie Hill about similarities and differences in approach by artists working inside and outside China.

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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

16th July 2014

The 2014 Festival will take place on 17-20 July 2014 at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

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100,000 Chinese Coolies

9th July 2014

Tomorrow, on Radio 3 at 10.45 pm, Chinese-born author, Xiaolu Guo, will read her essay “Coolies” for “Goodbye to All That”, a series of programmes curated by writer Lavinia Greenlaw to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, as part of 14-18 Now, a major cultural programme across the United Kingdom.

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Eeny Meeny Richard and Judy Featured Book

3rd July 2014

For the next two weeks M.J. Arlidge’s debut will be the focus of the Richard & Judy 2014 Summer Book club.

The book hit the number five spot on the Sunday Times Paperback Fiction Bestseller List for the week ending May 25th and a huge marketing campaign supports publication.

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Tim Butcher busy for the centenary of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination

2nd July 2014

Tim Butcher’s The Trigger tells the story Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of Archduke Ferdinand started the First World War. Last Saturday, 28 June 2014, was the centenary of the shooting. Tim has been busy marking it, starting with a trip to Sarajevo. Here’s a brief summary of some of the coverage:

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Griffiths on 2014 Theakstons shortlist

1st July 2014

Elly Griffiths, author of Dying Fall, joins Belinda Bauer, Malcolm Mackay, Peter May, Denise Mina and Stav Sherez on the shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.

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