The Editor - June 27th, 2012
Tim Spector, Professor of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College, London, and author of Identically Different: Why You CAN Change Your Genes, tells us about just one of the surprising implications of his research for the way we live our lives – and the effects we might have already passed on to our unborn grandchildren …
The Editor - June 21st, 2012
We start in good order; books stacked, pens in the pot. My writing table was inherited from a family friend. I was at the theatre last night and bought a couple of second hand books including Edna O’Brien short stories. Everything is to hand –notebook, handcream, lipbalm, glasses’ cleaner, mobile, diary and mug of lemon and ginger tea.
The Editor - June 18th, 2012
The Killing always showed Copenhagen under menacing dark clouds and rain, but the reality at this time of year at least could hardly be more different. And when I went to Aarhus to lecture today, the train went through beautiful landscapes full of hawthorn blossom. So many houses have their own pole flying the Danish national flag, the oldest in the world. This seems to demonstrate a relaxed pride in it, with little of the aggressive patriotism which one associates with the stars and stripes flying outside private houses in the United States. Nothing seems…
The Editor - June 6th, 2012
‘I once produced a play in which my boyfriend, George, delivered several monologues. George was a writer, not an actor, and his delivery, while charming, was stilted. I called in an acting coach, Scott Kelman, who led exercises at Buddhist retreats I’d been going to. (This was L.A.) George performed his first monologue. When he finished, Scott asked, “Who are you delivering the monologues to?”
The Editor - June 1st, 2012
Today we launch Contact, the W&N newsletter. If you have not yet received it, make sure that you have signed up here.
The name Contact is a reference to the origins of W&N. The publishing imprint was originally envisaged as a magazine, which would reflect the cultural, political and economic rebuilding of Europe after World War Two. However, despite having detailed plans made and several numbers commissioned, the project was halted by the government’s decision to continue their strict paper controls and place a ban upon new periodicals. More…