Laing Short-listed for Costa Book Award

27th November 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Olivia Laing, author of The Trip To Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, has been nominated for The 2013 Costa Biography Award.

The Costa Book Awards recognise the “most enjoyable books” in five categories – Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – published in the last year by writers based in the UK and Ireland. Olivia joins Thomas Harding, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Gavin Francis on the short-list, and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in January.

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The Infinite Monkey Cage

25th November 2013

Claudia Hammond, psychologist, presenter and author of Time Warped, will join Brian Cox and David Ince as a guest on the BBC’s The Infinite Monkey Cage. Listen in as they take us on a walk through the doors of perception; the nature of consciousness, the secret messages hidden in pop songs and the problem of objectivity.

Monday 25th at 4.30pm on Radio 4, repeated on Tuesday at 11pm.

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Corbett for Irish Novel of the Year

5th November 2013

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013 shortlist, announced in Dublin today, features a diverse array of acclaimed writers including Roddy Doyle, Colum McCann, Michael Harding, Darina Allen, Donal Ryan, Frank McGuinness and, our very own, Gavin Corbett for his stunning novel about a modern-day Traveller born to a powerful, mythic inheritance, This is the Way.

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