Henny Beaumont to attend Graphic Brighton: Drawing in the Margins

29th April 2015

Graphic novelist and artist, Henny Beaumont, is taking part in an event entitled, Graphic Brighton & Quick Strips as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. In association with Myriad Editions and the University of Brighton, and now in its second year,
Graphic Brighton brings together graphic novelists and comics creators whose work gives voice to otherwise marginalised or under-represented groups.

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Lucy Hawking Receives UNSW Honours

27th April 2015

Lucy and her father, Professor Stephen Hawking, were awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication, in an unforgettable ceremony at The Sydney Opera House, this weekend. Professor Hawking wowed audiences by beaming in from Cambridge via hologram technology thanks to a partnership with Cisco and UNSW’s Big Questions Institute.

Professor Crossley congratulated Lucy Hawking on being a great communicator of science who initiated the ‘George’ series of children’s books, co-written with her father, that have sold in territories all over the world.

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Charles Cumming nominated for CrimeFest Award

23rd April 2015

It was announced this morning that Charles Cumming has been put forward for the CrimeFest eDunnit Award for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2014. The winning author receives a cash prize as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner receives Grand Prix des Muses

8th April 2015

Musique au Château du Ciel, the French edition of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, has been awarded the Grand Prix des Muses.

He was in Paris last week to receive the prize, which, now in its twenty-second year, is awarded by the prestigious Fondation Singer-Polignac to books on classical, jazz and traditional music published in the French language.

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