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Fry, Bonham Carter and Bailey Smith to narrate Rundell's anthology

Stephen Fry, Ben Bailey Smith and Helena Bonham Carter are to narrate the audio edition of The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain (Bloomsbury), edited by Katherine Rundell.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-29 19:07:20 UTC ]
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Fry and Chomsky call for UAE prisoner release as Hay Festival starts

As the Hay Festival gets under way in Abu Dhabi, Stephen Fry and Noam Chomsky have signed an open letter calling on the UAE authorities to release imprisoned writers and demonstrate their commitment to free speech. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-25 05:08:26 UTC ]
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Stephen Fry lends voice to Edtech app series

Edtech startup KalamTech has created an app series about great thinkers from history, voiced by Stephen Fry. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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We’re all ears for audiobooks – and here are some of the best

Sales have doubled in the past five years, with commuters and men aged 25 to 44 accounting for the bulk of purchases. But many of us are unable to finish them – so here are a few you won’t give up onNo longer just the greatest invention for bathtub readers, the audiobook is, according to new... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fielding and Tóibín events mark Hay's opening weekend

Hay Festival's first weekend has kicked off with a host of events featuring writers including Colm Tóibín, Helen Fielding and Stephen Fry who discussed issues such as using flashbacks in writing, criticisms of anti-feminism and "aggregating news agencies" such as Facebook. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A year in review: Potter power defied by Paula

J K Rowling’s original Harry Potter septet, vocalised by Stephen Fry, dominated the audio download chart in 2016, but their magic fell short of displacing Paula Hawkins’ pre-eminent psychological thriller. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign

Stephen Fry is supporting libraries by appearing in a new poster campaign from the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephen Fry: 'Libraries save lives'

Actor and writer Stephen Fry has decried the deteriorating state of the public library service, saying that libraries need to be protected as they "save lives". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fry narrates two Max Carrados stories for Audible

Stephen Fry will voice two classic detective stories exclusively for Audible. Fry, who voiced all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, will voice The Coin of Dionysius and The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah, which features the blind detective Max Carrados who was first... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book of limericks transforms struggling author Ranjit Bolt into literary lion

Ranjit Bolt has won plaudits with A Lion Was Learning to SkiIn the summer of 2014, the spectacle of a middle-aged playwright selling limericks about “comedic giraffes” and “Spanish cicadas” was a regular one at Cambridge market. But as more followed – elephants, sharks and “a young lady from... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrities contribute to charity fairy tale app

Tech start-up GivingTales has developed a children’s fairy tale app with actor Roger Moore to raise money for Unicef. The app includes stories by Hans Christian Anderson read by actors such as Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor and Joan Collins The GivingTales app launches today and is free to download... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac signs standalone thriller from Hannah

Pan Macmillan has acquired the first standalone thriller from crime writer Mari Hannah. Publishing director Wayne Brookes bought UK and Commonwealth rights including Canada to The Silent Room from Oli Munson at A M Heath. Hannah is the author of a series of novels, published by Pan Macmillan,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin names its YourFry winners

Three projects from the UK and one from the Ukraine have been named as winners in the YourFry competition. YourFry was launched by Penguin in partnership with file transfer site WeTransfer in 2014 and challenged people to use technology to develop the stories in Stephen Fry’s autobiographies... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Broadchurch leads RTS Programme Awards nominations

Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker hailed for ITV crime drama, while Channel 4 receives more nods than any other broadcasterITV's murder mystery drama Broadchurch is leading the field in the Royal Television Society Programme Awards nominations with a quartet of nods.With 19 nominations, Channel... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wikipedia's celebrity voice archive gets underway with the help of Stephen Fry

Wikipedia. It's one of the cornerstones of the internet. It's a global resource which has quite a reputation and has spawned numerous copycats and offshoots; the latest addition to the wiki canon is the Wikipedia Voice Intro Project (or WikiVIP). As you may have guessed from the name, this is a... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2014-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter's new image revealed

New, fully-illustrated edition of JK Rowling's novels will see artist Jim Kay reimagining the entire Potter universe• Q&A: illustrator Jim Kay on the 'brain-freezing terror' of reimagining Harry PotterJK Rowling's bestselling boy wizard is due for a makeover, with the launch of award-winning... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Carol crime debut gets TV series

Sprout Pictures, the independent film and TV company run by Stephen Fry, has optioned James... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night celebrations readied internationally

The Duchess of Cornwall, Stephen Fry and actor William Rycroft are among those gearing up to hand... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephen Fry to judge Literary Platform comp

TV presenter Stephen Fry is to judge an international competition, launched by literature and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC in partial short story u-turn

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 08:37 BBC Radio 4 seems to have performed a partial u-turn on its decision to cut the number of short stories it airs from three to one per week, with a compromise of two weekly broadcasts. Listeners, authors and celebrities such as... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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