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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Bologna Book Fair 2015

30th March 2015

From 30 March to 2 April, Janklow and Nesbit UK will be travelling to Italy for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a leading international event for publishers, literary agents, illustrators and authors held annually since 1963. With over 25,000 publishing trade representatives from more than 75 countries, the city of Bologna becomes the stage to a celebration of the exciting and imaginative work the children’s sector of publishing has to offer.

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Dylan Evans is BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

19th March 2015

Tune in to Radio 4 this week to listen to Dylan read from his incredible memoir The Utopia Experiment:

The Utopia Experiment is a true story that you just couldn’t make up - one man’s attempt to survive a global catastrophe by setting up a commune in Scotland.

While lecturing in robotics, academic Dylan Evans became increasingly concerned by the visible impacts of global warming, population increase, terrorism - and by our inability to cope with a doomsday scenario in a world engineered to just-in-time living.

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Xiaolu Guo Longlisted for Baileys Prize For Fiction

11th March 2015

We are hugely proud to announce that Xiaolu Guo has been longlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for her novel I Am China.

Shami Chakrabarti, Chair of judges, says of the longlist: “The Prize’s 20th year is a particularly strong one for women’s fiction. All judges fought hard for their favourites and the result is a 2015 list of 20 to be proud of – with its mix of genres and styles, first-timers and well-known names from around the world.”

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Adam Rutherford talks genetics and race in The Observer

5th March 2015

Great piece in The Observer by Adam Rutherford about how genetics renders the idea of race meaningless.…

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Cameron McAllister shortlisted for ‘Junior Fiction’ Peters Book of the Year

4th March 2015

Cameron McAllister’s wonderful children’s book, The Tin Snail, has been shortlisted by librarians for ‘Junior Fiction’ Peters Book of the Year.

The shortlists has been compiled by the Peters Book team of librarians, who read and review every book across the three categories: Picture Books, Junior Fiction and Teen Fiction. The winners will be announced later on this month.

More info here:

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Gavin McCrea website launch

4th March 2015

To coincide with the arrival of the beautiful proof edition of Mrs Engles (pictured here), Gavin McCrea announces the launch of his new website. Definitely worth a look:

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