The Editor - May 21st, 2015
In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing an explosive piece in Foreign Policy entitled ‘Why Do They Hate Us’ about Muslim men’s perception of women which sparked huge controversy. Now she has written a groundbreaking book, Headscarves and Hymens, about women, Islam and the Arab Spring. Black Veil, White Flag At Cairo station one spring day in 1923, a crowd of women with veils and long, black cloaks descended from their horse–drawn carriages to welcome…
The Editor - May 14th, 2015
Today we meet Colin MacIntyre to find out about more his debut novel The Letters of Ivor Punch.
The Editor - May 12th, 2015
Hurrah! Weidenfeld & Nicolson was named Imprint of the Year at the 2015 Bookseller Industry Awards last night. ‘It’s amazing what Weidenfeld & Nicolson has achieved in the past year,” said the judges. “This is confident, ambitious and profitable publishing that goes right across the range.’ W&N were also praised for their high standards of publishing and for demonstrating excellent author care, marketing and publicity. The Bookseller said: ‘Its exceptionally broad range of hardback publishing included Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle’s The Second Half and Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm, both of which sold in…
The Editor - April 23rd, 2015
From relativity to existentialism, cubism to quantum mechanics, Stalin to psychedelics, John Higgs illuminates the twentieth century like never before.
The Editor - April 21st, 2015
In The Diet Myth Tim Spector unravels the real science behind what we eat and how our bodies digest food.
Along the way he discovers many fascinating and illuminating truths that will change the way you look at your everyday food habits; here is a round up of the ten diet facts that surprised us the most.