DEAR DATA finalist in Innovation By Design 2016 Awards

12th September 2016

Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec’s stunning book Dear Data is a 2016 finalist for Graphic Design & Data Vizualization in the Innovation by Design Awards.

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THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS selected for BookTrust Campaign

12th September 2016

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut The Girl of Ink & Stars has been selected for the BookTrust’s brand new campaign, Time to Read.

Research shows that a child who reads for fun will do better at school, even in subjects like maths. The campaign promotes reading in primary schools all over the country, encouraging children to pick up new books, and parents to read with them for ten minutes every day.

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DEAR DATA has been nominated in the Graphics Category of the Design Museum Designs of the Year Awards

2nd September 2016

Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi, creators of Dear Data, a year-long analog data drawing project, have been nominated in the graphics category for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year awards.

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Olivia Laing Shortlisted for The Gordon Burn Prize

10th August 2016

It was announced today that The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing, an “electric, dazzling” investigation into what it means to be alone, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize.

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Alex Bellos wins best science blog award

1st August 2016

Alex Bellos, author of Snowflake Seashell Star, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass, was on Saturday night presented with the Dr Katharine Giles Science blog award for his blog, Adventures in Numberland. The award was presented by the Association of British Science Writers at the Blue Dot festival at the Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire.

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Elly Griffiths shortlisted for CWA Dagger in the Library

28th July 2016

Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded for an entire body of work rather than an individual book. Elly Griffiths is the author of the Dr Ruth Galloway series of forensic archaeology mysteries and the Stephens & Mephisto series, and her work has consistently received critical acclaim.

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Arlidge straight back onto Bestseller List

20th June 2016

The paperback release of Little Boy Blue, the fifth book in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace series, has gone straight in at number 10 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List, after the hardback also hit the bestseller charts in March this year. A huge marketing campaign supports this book, in which DI Grace investigates a body in a nightclub.

Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone.

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THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS wins the Literature prize at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards

6th June 2016

Sunjeev Sahota’s Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways was honoured with the Literature prize at Sunday’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, the awards are presented annually to “the very best of British culture and achievement.”

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THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS wins the Encore Award 2015

2nd June 2016

Sunjeev’s Sahota’s second novel, the Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways, has won the Encore Award for 2015, which celebrates the literary achievements of outstanding second novels.

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Hannah Fry to co-present new Radio 1Xtra show MUSIC BY NUMBERS

18th May 2016

Dr Hannah Fry co-presents, with Clara Amfo, the first in a new series of 1 hour programmes on Radio 1 Xtra, called MUSIC BY NUMBERS. In the first episode they explore Coldplay’s career, calculating the maths behind the music in order to discover how their success adds up.

The series will continue on Tuesdays 9-10pm on Radio 1 Xtra.

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