Richard Ford

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Richard Ford is a novelist, story writer and essayist, whose work has been translated into thirty-five languages.  HIs novels include Canada, Independence Day, and his story collections include Rock Springs, and in 2020, Thank You For Your Trouble..  He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in the US, The American Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, as well … Read More

Max Porter

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Max Porter is the author of  Grief is the Thing with Feathers  which won the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Books Are My Bag Reader ‘s Award and the  Sunday  Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. It was adapted into a play by Enda Walsh for Complicite. His second novel Lanny was published in 2019 and longlisted for … Read More

Tessa Hadley

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Tessa Hadley has written seven novels – including Clever Girl and The Past – and three collections of short stories. Her new novel, Late in the Day, came out in February 2019. She publishes short stories regularly in the New Yorker, and reviews for the Guardian and the London Review of Books; she was awarded a Windham Campbell prize for … Read More

Antony Beevor

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Antony Beevor is the author of Crete, (Runciman Prize) Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson, Wolfson and Hawthornden Prizes); Berlin: the Downfall (Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award); The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia); D-Day (RUSI Westminster Medal, Prix Henry Malherbe); The Second World War; Ardennes 1944 (shortlist Prix Médicis) for which the Belgian government made him Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne, and … Read More

Simon Armitage

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Simon Armitage is the UK Poet Laureate and was Oxford Professor of Poetry (2015-2019). His numerous accolades include an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings and the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Armitage has published over a dozen collections of poetry, including Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic, Magnetic Field and his acclaimed translation of Sir … Read More

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her recent novels are The Heart Goes Last and the MaddAddam trilogy €“ the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam. Other novels include The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize; and Alias Grace, The Robber … Read More

Philippe Sands

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Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He appears before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, and sits as an arbitrator at ICSID, the PCA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Philippe is the author of Lawless World … Read More