(image from The Bookseller)
From The Bookseller:
“Oneworld is to publish a “searing” novel set in occupied Singapore by Oxford graduate Jing-Jing Lee.
Publisher Juliet Mabey bought World English rights to How We Disappeared from Nelle Andrew at PFD.
How We Disappeared tells the story of Wang Di, a widow in the year 2000 who is forced to confront the brutal atrocities of the Japanese invasion in her small village in 1942, and the devastation it has wreaked on her life ever since.”
Read the full article at The Booskelller.
MSt alumna Marie Gethins’ short story “The Old Man” has won the 2017 Dorset Fiction Award. Read about the prize, and read the story and an interview with Marie:
“One piece of advice?
Listen and keep an open mind.”
Clare Morgan, Roopa Farooki and Alice Jolly will be taking part in a panel discussion on Literary Fiction at Waterstones, Gower Street, London at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 12th July. Tickets are £6.00 and include a glass of wine. Do come along and join in the discussion if you are in London that evening.
MSt tutor Prof Belinda Jack’s lecture Poetry and Immortality: John Keats’ ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ is available online. It has attracted over 30,000 views to date.
MSt tutor Rebecca Abram’s The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects from the Ashmolean Museum is to be published by the Ashmolean Museum, October 2017 (ISBN 978-1-910807-03-3).
MSt tutor Professor Belinda Jack, Fellow and Tutor in French at Christ Church, gave her final lecture as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College on Tuesday 9 May 2017, at the Museum of London in the Barbican. The lecture and her previous lectures are available from the Gresham College website.
MSt tutor Rebecca Abrams is to be Writer-in-Residence at Brasenose College, Oxford, starting in October 2017.
MSt tutor Helen Mort was a judge for the Man Booker International prize 2017, which was awarded to David Grossman for A Horse Walks Into a Bar (transl. Jessica Cohen)
More about the prize and the winner.
MSt tutors Jane Draycott, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, & Jenny Lewis will be reading at Waterstones, Cardiff. Thursday 15th June at 7 pm.
More information from Waterstones.
MSt alumna Romola Parish reads at the Living Landscapes exhibition, 15 July 2017, the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Romola Parish, who graduated from the MSt programme in 2016, is currently Poet in Residence at the Historic Landscape Classification Project at Oxfordshire County Council. She will be reading from her pamphlet of poems, In Polygonia, at the launch of the interactive digital map at the Living Landscapes exhibition, 15 July 2017, at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
The day also includes presentations on the project, exhibitions, work by artist Miranda Cresswell, workshops and two events – post-it poems and photographs, to which everyone is invited to contribute.
For more information on the exhibition please visit the website and event page: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/historiclandscape