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  • Sarah Perry wins East Anglian Book of the Year

    November 21st, 2014

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    There was joy in Norfolk last night as Sarah Perry won the overall prize of East Anglian Book of the Year with her debut novel, After Me Comes the Flood. The novel tells the story of John Cole, who, one oppressively hot summer’s day, decides to leave his life behind....

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  • Book cover design: ‘Dead authors get the best book jackets’

    October 30th, 2014

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    Steve Panton, Penguin Design Award 2013 second prize winner, is an in-house Junior Designer at Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. ‘I’ve noticed that dead authors get the best book jackets. I’ll let you draw your own conclusion as to why this is.’ Peter Mendelsund There is something incredibly rewarding and...

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  • The Sounds of Robert Wyatt – playlist

    October 30th, 2014

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    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves’garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from...

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  • A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant

    October 30th, 2014

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    A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant is extracted from J Robert Lennon’s new collection of bizarre, darkly funny and disconcerting short stories, See You in Paradise. It’s certainly getting us in the mood for Halloween… Download a PDF or click below to read. Twitter: @jrobertlennon...

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  • An evening with Robert Wyatt

    Sunday 23 November

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    Few artists can match the critical acclaim and influence of Robert Wyatt. He is a founding member of Soft Machine and a remarkable songwriter; a jazz-loving Marxist who has appeared on Top of the Pops singing a Monkees song and a man who has managed to corral the talents of...

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  • #Readwomen2014: celebrating ‘the year of reading women’ Joanna Walsh, Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger

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    Join Joanna Walsh, curator of the project #Readwomen2014, and a fabulous line-up of some of today’s most refreshing and innovative literary voices at Waterstones Hampstead to celebrate what has been heralded as ‘the year of reading women’. Readers include Deborah Levy ‘Swimming Home’, ‘An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of...

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  • Lionel Shriver at RSL

    Tuesday 9th December

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    “Ferociously intelligent, uncompromising, independent, opinionated, driven, scorchingly funny, contrary, passionate,” is how one interviewer has described Lionel Shriver. Critically acclaimed, she found commercial success with We Need to Talk About Kevin, a controversial study of maternal ambivalence and high-school shooting. It won the Orange Prize, and was made into a prize-winning...

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