Middlepause in Swedish

Next week (Sept 19th) The Middlepause will be published in Sweden, as Mellantid, which translates as Splits. I'll be doing Radio, TV and Newspaper interviews and taking part in a discussion event with the wonderful Elizabeth Asbrink. More details of times and...

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Jewish Book Week Event

Here's a link to the talk I chaired at this year's JBW. Called "Momentous Years", it featured Elizabeth Asbrink and Jonathan Fenby, both of whom have published deeply researched books about the tumultuous changes, social, political, cultural and artistic, that came...

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New book, Insomnia, out November

I'm delighted to share the wonderful other-worldly cover design for Insomnia – brought to you by Scribe UK and Catapult (USA). On opening the covers you will be travelling to a strange alien world, dark and discomfiting. I was thinking of sub-titling the book 'A...

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Student Society of Bergen, Norway

In discussion at Det Akademiske Kvarter, 21st October, 21.30 The students of Bergen want to talk about dystopia and the current fascination with apocalypse. Why it is such a popular theme in movies and books, how has our vision on the end of the world changed over...

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With Miranda Sawyer, Harrogate 20th October

Friday 20 October, 2pm, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate Tickets £10 have just gone on sale. You can purchase them here: http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/literature-festival/marina-benjamin-in-conversation-with-miranda-sawyer/ I promise that we'll range across the...

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Arvon, Totleigh Barton, 7-12 August

Non-fiction and Life Writing course Along with Colin Grant I will be co-tutoring a week long residential writing course for those wanting to embark on family memoirs. For more details see: https://www.arvon.org/course/

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Blackwells, Oxford | 8th July,

In discussion with Cherry Mosteshar 11:00am-12:00pm We'll be talking about the gripes, travails, grisly bodily changes, showdown with mortality and assorted surprises middle age can spring on you, this promises to be an empathic tour of midlife with an intelligent...

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Lunchtime talk at ESA | 15th June 2017

I'll be talking about how Europe might get more citizen investment in space exploration at the European Space Agency's headquarters in Paris, on Wednesday 15th June at 11:30am ESA: 8-10 Rue Mario Nikis, 75015 Paris. Without wanting to give the game away, I can tell...

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Chichester Speaker’s Festival | 25th Feb 2017

Chichester Speakers' Festival 25th February 2017 | Chichester City Council, The Council House, North Street, 10.00am-11.15am How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience? This talk offers hope and heart. Cutting...

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