Edward Dusinberre discusses new book BEETHOVEN FOR A LATER AGE in Faber podcast

25th January 2016

In this Faber podcast to mark the publication of his new book, Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet, Edward Dusinberre gives us a glimpse of his life in the world-renowned Takács Quartet and introduces us to the story behind Beethoven’s masterpieces – their technical difficulties, their significance for performers and audiences around the world, as well as what they signify for him personally.

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Sunjeev Sahota longlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

21st January 2016

Sunjeev Sahota has been selected as one of twelve authors who have made the longlist for International Dylan Thomas Award, for his second novel, the Man Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways.

The prestigious prize is sponsored by Swansea University, and will be awarded to the best eligible published literary work in English, written by an author aged 39 or under. Judges for this year include Phyllida Lloyd CBE and Professor Owen Shears.

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What is it like to be the daughter of Stephen Hawking?

15th January 2016

Lucy Hawking is devoted to her mission of making science more accessible for girls — but even she had a difficult start. In this interview with Vogue India, Lucy talks about the experiences of women working in science, and how writing the George series unites her love for science with her love for literature.

http://www.vogue.in/content/what-is-it-like-to-be-stephen-hawkings-daugh…

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Gabriel Weston presents a new series of Trust Me, starting tonight at 8pm on BBC2

6th January 2016

Amongst other more post-festive health features in this episode, Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has her sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04j9gny

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THE TIN SNAIL picked by Amazon.com as a Book of the Month for January

5th January 2016

Cameron McAllister’s novel The Tin Snail, a delicious reimagining for children of the invention of the Citroen 2CV, is published in the States this month and has been picked by Amazon.com as one of their best books for January. Vive the Tin Snail!

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Rob Penn on Radio 4 Book of the Week

5th January 2016

Rob Penn’s brilliant book about the Ash tree The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was serialised on Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’ just before Christmas. Catch up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s8716

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