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We are so sad to say that Nell Gifford , owner and co-founder of the wonderful Giffords Circus, has died of cancer. She brought joy to so many, and was an inspirational performer and creative force. We send our thoughts and sympathy to her children, her family, and her many...

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United Agents on behalf of Clive James' Family announce the following statement.

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Congratulations to Samantha Harvey on being shortlisted for the second annual Staunch Book Prize! The £1,000 award was set up in 2018 by author Bridget Lawless and aims to find the best thrillers in which no woman gets beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered in response to violence of women depicted in books, TV and film.

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Congratulations to David Szalay on his latest book, TURBULENCE (Jonathan Cape, 2019) being awarded both the main £10,000 prize and the £1,000 Reader's Choice Award at the Edge Hill Short Story Prize this year! Originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4, the collection of stories has received critical acclaim since the publication of the print edition:

'More tales of mortality from a master of the genre ... [ Turbulence ] is a chilling achievement .’ Evening Standard

'Szalay’s mixture of directness and withholding looks increasingly masterly .’ Financial Times

‘An ingenious literary chain letter .' iNews

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