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What on Earth Books Author Profile: Nick Forshaw

Nick Forshaw is an author and editor who has published a series of natural history for children, in cooperation with the Natural History Museum. Prior to this he worked as a managing editor with the ‘Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He worked on the publication of several multi-authored books focusing on art history and the history of science in the early modern period. 

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Notting Hill Editions Author Profile: Hal Foster

Hal Foster is an American art critic and historian. He taught at Cornell University from 1991 to 1997 and has been on the faculty at Princeton University since 1997, as a Professor of Art and Archaeology. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foster was a founding editor of Zone Magazine and Books, and he writes regularly for October(which he coedits), Artforum, and The London Review of Books. He is the recipient of … Keep Reading

What on Earth Books Designer Profile: Daisy Symes

Before joining What on Earth Books in 2019, Daisy Symes studied graphic design at Kingston University and worked in design at Macmillan Children’s Books

For each project, Daisy will pair an author’s manuscript with an illustrator whose style will visualise the subject well, and is suitable for the reading age of the book. She will then send the illustrator briefs, including the layout of each page with the text in place, so the illustrator has an idea of what … Keep Reading

Notting Hill Editions Author Profile: Andrew Hussey

Andrew Hussey OBE is a cultural historian and biographer. He has published multiple books, focusing primarily on 20th century French history and biography. Hussey joined the University of London in Paris in 2006, where he is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature.

Out of print since 1968, Nairn’s Paris is a unique guidebook from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author’s black and white snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an … Keep Reading

Notting Hill Editions Author Profile: Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn writes short stories, novels and essays. She also directs and teaches, with novelist Meaghan Delahunt, WordPath Scotland, an online weekend creative writing programme. Gunn is the recipient of several awards and prizes including the Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature, the New York Times Notable Book award, and the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year.

In her lyrical essay, My Katherine Mansfield ProjectGunn explores the ideas of home and belonging — and of … Keep Reading

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