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Graeme Thomson talks to David Hepworth and Mark Ellen about Small Hours, his acclaimed biography of John Martyn

July 27, 2020

Small Hours is out this month and “Martyn thoroughly deserves this painstaking and eloquent biography.” (Observer). Graeme Thomson discusses Martyn’s “lifelong grudges and huge, messy explosion of records” on A Word In Your Ear.

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Benjamin Moser Wins The Pultizer Prize for Sontag

May 5, 2020

Congratulations to Benjamin Moser for winning the Pulitzer for his biography of Susan Sontag, “an authoritatively constructed work told with pathos and grace, that captures the writer’s genius and humanity alongside her addictions, sexual ambiguities and volatile enthusiasms.”

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PUBLISHED TODAY: WALKING THE GREAT NORTH LINE BY ROBERT TWIGGER

April 23, 2020

Robert Twigger takes a journey along a straight line from Stonehenge to Lindisfarne – via many of our greatest ancient sites – and wild camping along the way. Hear him at the Wigtown Book Festival at 7pm on April 29th.

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The Ox: New Book Reveals the Secret Life of Who Bassist John Entwistle

April 23, 2020

The American edition of The Ox: The Authorized Biography of John Entwistle by Paul Rees is published this month. In this Rolling Stone feature Rees and Entwistle’s son Christopher discuss the messy and complex life of the Who’s bassist.

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THE MADNESS OF CROWDS NOMINATED FOR AUDIO BOOK OF THE YEAR

April 21, 2020

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray has been nominated as an Audio Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Narrated by Murray himself the audiobook sold 40,000 copies in four months…

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VEXED BY JAMES MUMFORD IS THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE WEEK

February 23, 2020

John Harris in The Observer calls VEXED “a provocative plea for political nuance” and says James Mumford “demonstrates an admirable ability to zero in on things too often missing from political conversations.”

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A FILM ADAPTATION OF COSEY FANNI TUTTI’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS ON THE WAY

February 23, 2020

Directed by Andrew Hulme, the film will draw from the artist’s 2017 memoir Art Sex Music. The biopic won’t shy away from her more controversial acts as a member of the art collective COUM Transmissions and the band Throbbing Gristle.

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ADELLE STRIPE SHORTLISTED FOR THE PORTICO PRIZE

February 6, 2020

Adelle Stripe (second right) pictured with fellow shortlisted authors at this year’s Portico Prize, once described as ‘The Booker of the North’. Adelle was nominated for her novel Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile.

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RESISTING WOKENESS – AN EVENING WITH DOUGLAS MURRAY AND ANDREW DOYLE ON TOUR SPRING 2020

December 15, 2019

Having taken two very different approaches to tackling the problem of wokeness, Douglas Murray and Andrew Doyle are now teaming up for a live tour. Each show will feature a conversation, along with an extensive audience Q&A.

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AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF THE WHO’S JOHN ENTWISTLE TO BE PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2020

December 15, 2019

The first, last and only authorised biography of John Entwistle, the legendary bassist of The Who, will be published in 2020. Written by Paul Rees, THE OX features the three full chapters Entwistle completed of his memoir.

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Tim Burgess, the frontman of The Charlatans, discusses his new book ONE TWO ANOTHER on the Rough Trade Podcast

December 8, 2019

Tim Burgess – lyricist, frontman, author, label-owner, Charlatan, discusses ONE TWO ANOTHER, his book of lyrics and the stories behind songs throughout his musical career. Listen back to the special in-store Q&A at Rough Trade East.

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Full video of Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver at Spectator Live

December 8, 2019

Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver tackle the topic of Identity Politics and talk about Douglas’ Sunday Times bestseller THE MADNESS OF CROWDS. Over 2000 people attended the event.

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The first children’s novel by international bestselling author Ben Brooks is out now…

December 8, 2019

THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY, the debut children’s novel by the author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, is a funny, big-hearted novel, full of feel-good adventure, and a timely celebration of the power of imagination…

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My life in the ethical wild west: John Crace on his three years of Brexit hell

December 8, 2019

John Crace is Guardian’s political sketch writer and his new book DECLINE AND FAIL, the follow up to the bestselling I MAYBOT, is out now from Faber.

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Take a sneak peek at ‘Cold War Steve Presents… A Prat’s Progress’ by Coldwar Steve

October 12, 2019

Finished copies of ‘Cold War Steve Presents…A Prat’s Progress’ are in. The sequel to the Sunday Times bestselling ‘The Festival of Brexit’ will be published by Thames and Hudson on October 24th. Click the ‘more’ button for a video preview…

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Richard Dawkins calls The Madness of Crowds “beyond brilliant”

October 4, 2019

In his Diary for The Spectator this week Richard Dawkins writes: “[Douglas Murray’s] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone. He mercilessly exposes the hypocrisy and embarrassingly blatant contradictions that run rife through …

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The Madness of Crowds is a Sunday Times bestseller

October 4, 2019

In its first week Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds goes into the top ten in the bestseller lists of The Sunday Times, The Times, Wall Street Journal and Audible….

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The Sunday Times interview with Douglas Murray: The tyranny of woke thinking has caught us all napping

September 27, 2019

The Stonewall rioters fought for gay rights. Martin Luther King had a dream. But a younger generation without a cause has had to create its own — and that ideology has become a tyrant. Douglas Murray talks to Bryan Appleyard …

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A Big New Biography of Susan Sontag Digs to Find the Person Beneath the Icon

September 16, 2019

Benjamin Moser’s “Sontag” explores the life and work of the vaunted writer and public intellectual, including her long-term relationship with the photographer Annie Leibovitz…“Sontag” is a landmark biography, the first major reintroduction of an incomparable literary heavyweight to the public …

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Douglas Murray: Why Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream is dead

September 10, 2019

Just as minority groups have achieved once-unimaginable levels of equality in America, our society is more divided than ever on the issue of race. In this excerpt from his new book, “The Madness of Crowds,” bestselling author Douglas Murray shows …

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ITV commissions psychological thriller, Too Close, starring Emily Watson

September 10, 2019

ITV commissions psychological thriller, Too Close, starring Emily Watson and produced by Snowed-In Productions “How could a woman do what she did? I’m going to get inside that head of hers. She’s going to tell me everything. No games.” ITV’s …

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The Death of Truth? Slavoj Žižek and Paul Mason in discussion

September 9, 2019

“Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening, as renowned Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek and award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker Paul Mason discuss ‘the death of truth?’ and Žižek’s new book SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE. Both speakers …

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