Sir Denis Forman
We wish to express our sorrow at the passing of Sir Denis Forman on 24 February 2013. His autobiography TO REASON WHY is a wonderful account of his passion for film, music and literature and we are pleased to have recently published his book THE GOOD OPERA GUIDE from Bedford Square Books.
on The New York Times Bestseller List
NIGELLISSIMA, a cookbook inspired by Italian cuisine by Nigella Lawson, has been published in the US to a starred Publishers Weekly review and a place on The New York Times Bestseller List.
by Will Storr
THE HERETICS by Will Storr is attracting rave reviews. The Telegraph gives it five stars and The Independent calls the book "very valuable, and a great read to boot, this is investigative journalism of the highest order."
A FINE COLOUR OF RUST
long listed for ALS Gold Medal
Exciting news from Down Under: A FINE COLOUR OF RUST by P A O'Reilly has been long listed for the 2013 ALS Gold Medal. Presented annually for a work of outstanding literary merit, this award showcases the best books published each year in Australia.
Eoin Colfer's NEW SERIES
The first book in Eoin Colfer's new series, W.A.R.P.: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN, has a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "Readers mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart: this first book in the time-bending W.A.R.P. series is an all-out blast."
long listed for Carnegie Medal
DEAD TIME by Anne Cassidy has been long listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, awarded each year by children’s librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.
THE HERETICS by Will Storr
(Picador, February 2013)
Will Storr was in the tropical north of Australia, excavating fossils with a celebrity creationist, when he asked himself a simple question. Why don’t facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the garden of Eden and a 6000-year-old earth, in spite of the massive evidence against it?
It was the start of a journey that would lead Storr all over the world – from Texas to Warsaw to the Outer Hebrides – meeting an extraordinary cast of modern heretics who he tries his best to understand. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a merry band of summer-holidaying neo-Nazis, takes a homeopathic overdose with radical James Randi-worshipping rationalists in Manchester, discusses the looming One World Government with iconic climate sceptic Lord Monckton and investigates the tragic life and death of a woman who believed her parents were high priests in a baby-eating cult.
Using a unique mix of highly personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological ‘hero maker’ inside us all can so easily lead to self-deception, toxic partisanship and science denial...
Will Storr is a multi-award-winning longform journalist, whose work appears regularly in the Observer, Guardian and Telegraph magazines. He has reported from the war-torn north of Colombia, the refugee camps of Africa and the remote Aboriginal communities of Australia. He is also a contributing editor at Esquire magazine.