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.


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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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Diana Athill interviewed by Jon Snow for Channel 4 News

11th December 2015

At nearly 98 years old, author Diana Athill has published a new volume of memoirs, detailing lovers, miscarriage and growing old. Jon Snow went to her retirement home yesterday to talk about Alive, Alive Oh! and her lifetime of breaking taboos. Catch-up here: http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up

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Beethoven for a Later Age: Edward Dusinberre at the London Review Bookshop

10th December 2015

When asked about the meaning of the late string quartets Beethoven famously remarked ‘Oh those are not for you, they are for a later age.’

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DEAR DATA winners of the Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards 2015

3rd December 2015

Dear Data” by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec has been awarded the 2015 overall “Most Beautiful” winner of the the world’s first global data visualization awards.

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The Knowledge adapted for German theatre

1st December 2015

The play adaptation of Lewis Dartnell’s apocalyptic survival guide, The Knowledge, premièred in Munich this weekend. Follow this link to see photos of the production, and this link for the website.

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Michel Faber wins Saltire Book of the Year

27th November 2015

Michel Faber has won the 2015 Saltire Book of the Year award for The Book of Strange New Things (Canongate).

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Lauren Elkin, Bradley Garrett and Olivia Laing at Festival of the Future City

19th November 2015

The J&N authors Lauren Elkin, Bradley Garrett and Olivia Laing have all appeared on panels at the Festival of the Future City in Bristol this week, reminding us that there’s a strong city-theme going on at our agency. Both Lauren and Olivia are publishing books about the city next spring (The Lonely City by Olivia Laing is published by Canongate in March 2016; Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin comes from Chatto & Windus in July 2016.) Lauren’s recent pieces about being caught up in the Friday 13th events in Paris can be found here and here.

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