Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

22nd March 2016

Sunjeev Sahota’s Man Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways has made it onto the shortlist for the International Dylan Thomas prize 2016.

The prize, named after the Welsh poet who died in 1953 aged 39, is awarded for the best work of English-language fiction by an author aged 39 or under. Author Sarah Hall said that the books on the shortlist “have perhaps only one thing in common - literary ambition and the breathtakingly successful execution of their visions”.

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DO IT LIKE A WOMAN voted Book of the Year by BookLife

16th March 2016

Caroline Criado-Perez’s book Do It Like A Woman has been voted Book of the Year by BookLife, a Nudge reading group.

Do It Like A Woman sheds light on the unrecognised stories of amazing women, who have been hidden from view by a public culture dominated by men. The book draws attention to the sportswomen, activists, game-changers, leaders and even the beer-drinkers who are re-defining what woman can do in the 21st century.

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Gavin McCrea and Jason Hewitt longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

25th February 2016

Gavin McCrea’s Mrs Engels and Jason Hewitt’s Devastation Road are among the thirteen books selected for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction’s 2016 longlist.

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New Elly Griffiths website goes live

19th February 2016

The launch of Elly Griffith’s new website coincides with the recent publication of the eighth book in the Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery series, The Woman in Blue, and offers readers information about events, book releases, and reviews.

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Edward Dusinberre on Start the Week

2nd February 2016

This week sees the publication of violinist Edward Dusinberre’s brilliant book on Beethoven and quartet playing, Beethoven for a Later Age. Hear him talk about it on Monday’s Start the Week.

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On Gambling by author of THE MIDDLEPAUSE

2nd February 2016

Marina Benjamin, whose forthcoming book on middle age The Middlepause: On Turning 50 is published by Scribe in May, has just written this brilliant piece on gambling for Aeon magazine.

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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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