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ARU illustration graduate scoops £40,000 prize

ARU illustration graduate scoops £40,000 prize

ARU illustration graduate scoops £40,000 prize

17 November 2019

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) graduate Kristin Roskifte has won the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.


Cambridge artist Debbie Baxter to showcase work at new exhibition

Cambridge artist Debbie Baxter to showcase work at new exhibition

Cambridge artist Debbie Baxter to showcase work at new exhibition

04 November 2019

The Cambridge tree artist is to hold a two-week exhibition of her work at the Saffron Walden Gallery.


Is social media killing off book reading?

Is social media killing off book reading?

Is social media killing off book reading?

13 October 2019

The threat from the 'infinite scroll' of social media is stopping us curling up with a good book


New novel from Cambridge author John Harvey opens a window into Rubens’ time

New novel from Cambridge author John Harvey opens a window into Rubens’ time

New novel from Cambridge author John Harvey opens a window into Rubens’ time

10 October 2019

John Harvey, who previously taught at Cambridge and is the author of five novels, is releasing his latest work, Pax, next week.


A guide to astronomy with 2020 Stargazing authors Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper

A guide to astronomy with 2020 Stargazing authors Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper

A guide to astronomy with 2020 Stargazing authors Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper

03 October 2019

The best sights of the coming year and advice on telescopes from experienced astronomers


Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin interview: "I'm a teenage girl at heart"

Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin interview: "I'm a teenage girl at heart"

Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin interview: "I'm a teenage girl at heart"

27 September 2019

The legendary author of Tales of the City discusses choosing his family, moving to the UK and how a book swooned over by teens inspired his new novel


Tracy Chevalier and the fate of the surplus women

Tracy Chevalier and the fate of the surplus women

Tracy Chevalier and the fate of the surplus women

03 September 2019

The Queen of historical fiction whose bestseller “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” was made into a movie and now an opera, is back with her new novel.


A book that melts your heart

A book that melts your heart

A book that melts your heart

29 August 2019

It started as a school project. But now Yasmin Kinsey’s beautiful and thoughtful work, A Melting Planet, is to be published.


The best summer reads for 2019

The best summer reads for 2019

The best summer reads for 2019

07 August 2019

Discover which books will be gracing the sunloungers of the city's authors, politicians and booksellers


Cambridge author writes book to alter perceptions about autism

Cambridge author writes book to alter perceptions about autism

Cambridge author writes book to alter perceptions about autism

18 July 2019

Kelley Donner's picture book, the first in a series of books, is designed to help change how we view children with autism


Launch of Da Vinci Code style treasure hunt - with four exclusive clues

Launch of Da Vinci Code style treasure hunt - with four exclusive clues

Launch of Da Vinci Code style treasure hunt - with four exclusive clues

08 July 2019

More than 300 children came to the launch of city wide treasure hunt to find an artefact hidden somewhere in Cambridge.


Cambridge educator Jude Williams publishes debut novel

Cambridge educator Jude Williams publishes debut novel

Cambridge educator Jude Williams publishes debut novel

06 July 2019

Expect lots of excitement, intrigue and darkness in Penitence


Educator Kelley Donner to read from her debut book at Cambridge’s Big Weekend

Educator Kelley Donner to read from her debut book at Cambridge’s Big Weekend

Educator Kelley Donner to read from her debut book at Cambridge’s Big Weekend

03 July 2019

Ball! Ball! Ball!: A Picture Book to Inspire Sensory Awareness is about a young boy with autism named Tom


Festival makes history as record numbers flock to events

Festival makes history as record numbers flock to events

Festival makes history as record numbers flock to events

29 June 2019

Visitors to the three-day event basked in glorious weather and listened to talks from famous authors and historians


"My garden became my sanctuary"

"My garden became my sanctuary"

"My garden became my sanctuary"

22 June 2019

Writer Beth Lynch reveals how a garden saved her sanity when faced with hostile neighbours in a new country


“I’m scared the Holocaust could be lost in history"

“I’m scared the Holocaust could be lost in history"

“I’m scared the Holocaust could be lost in history"

18 June 2019

The Holocaust and slavery could be wiped from the history records by new technology, fears journalist and author Jonathan Freedland


Edward Stourton to reveal the BBC's role in World War Two at the Wimpole History Festival

Edward Stourton to reveal the BBC's role in World War Two at the Wimpole History Festival

Edward Stourton to reveal the BBC's role in World War Two at the Wimpole History Festival

09 June 2019

The writer and broadcaster will be discussing his latest book, Auntie’s War: The BBC During the Second World War, on Friday, June 21


Exploring history to solve the mystery of... leaning

Exploring history to solve the mystery of... leaning

Exploring history to solve the mystery of... leaning

04 June 2019

Who knew there was actually a history of wonky things? The Histories of the Unexpected LIVE delves into the past to find truly weird subjects


Cambridge honours Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams

Cambridge honours Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams

Cambridge honours Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams

30 May 2019

Towel Day has been held worldwide since the death of the Cambridge-born writer in 2001


The scandalous story of an artist's 'soap opera' love life through the eyes of his maid

The scandalous story of an artist's 'soap opera' love life through the eyes of his maid

The scandalous story of an artist's 'soap opera' love life through the eyes of his maid

22 May 2019

Cambridge Author Nicola Upson was inspired to find out more about a maid who witnessed the devastation caused by artist Stanley Spencer's passions


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