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Stephen Hawking’s Final Book to be Released Later this Year

By May 19, 2018 New Releases

When we lost the wonderful Stephen Hawking in March the whole world mourned the loss of a brilliant mind. One of the world’s most renowned scientists and brilliant thinkers, many of us had come to think he might be around forever but that was not to be.

Hawking wrote several books during his lifetime, and this week London based publisher John Murray announced that a final book from Hawking would be coming later this year with publication expected in October.

Brief Answers to Big Questions will include Hawking’s thoughts and discoveries on everything including the creation of the universe, black holes, alien intelligence, and the existence of God.

The release date has been announced so far as October 16th and fans of the author will be keen to get their hands on it. A portion of the book’s royalties will also go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation, so you’re helping a good cause too.

New Book from Malala Yousafzai Tells Stories of Refugees

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Out this week is a brand new book from Nobel Peace Prize winner and activisit Malala Yousafzai. The book is part memoir, part communal storytelling and charts her experience travelling the world and visiting refugee camps.

We Are Displaced was released on 8th January and is already reported to be selling well and on sale in many countries in the world already including the UK, US and India.

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Zadie Smith to Publish Her First Short Story Collection Next Year

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Zadie Smith shot to fame in the year 2000 with the release of her first novel White Teeth. Four novels later and the author has announced that she plans to publish her first short story collection next year in 2019.

Called Grand Union, the collection will include ten brand new short stories as well as several of her best previously published stories. As The Book Seller reports, Grand Union will weave old and new stories together and, as Smith’s publisher states, will offer “a wise, playful and richly varied portrait of the world as seen by the one and only Zadie Smith”.
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Tom Fletcher to Publish Sequel to the Chistmasaurus

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The Christmasaurus was a resounding success and one of the biggest children’s books of 2016 and now it’s announced that Tom Fletcher is writing a sequel and it’s to be published by Puffin Books later in 2019.

The sequel to Fletcher’s debut novel will be called The Chirstmasaurus and the Winter Witch and will be written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries. The events in the book take place one year after the first book when William Trundle is swept back into the North Pole where he meets the Winter Witch.

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John Le Carré’s New Novel Will Focus on ‘Division and Rage’

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He may be 87 years old, but John Le Carré shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to writing. His upcoming novel, Agent Running, will be set in London in 2018 and will tackle “the division and rage at the heart of our modern world.”

According to publisher Viking, the novel follows a 26-year-old “solitary” man who, “in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.” Agent Running will be Le Carré’s 25th novel and is set to be released next year in October.
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Eco-Friendly Author Left Outraged After Discovering His Anti-Plastic Book Is Packed in Plastic

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Earlier this year, British writer Martin Dorey published a book called No. More. Plastic.: What You Can Do to Make a Difference. The book examines the disastrous effects plastic waste is having on our planet and gives readers plenty of advice on how to reduce the amount of plastic waste they create.

Dorey was then stunned to find that copies of his book were being delivered by his American distributor wrapped in plastic. Dorey described the error as an “absolute shambles” and pointed out that it shows how we use plastic “with our eyes closed”.

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