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Will Eaves - Murmur

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Blackwell's are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Will Eaves, to talk about his Wellcome Book Prize winning novel, Murmur.

Murmur evokes the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness.

Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world.

Formally audacious, daring in its intellectual inquiry and unwaveringly humane, Will Eaves's Murmur is a rare achievement.

Will Eaves is the author of five novels, including Murmur, and two collections of poems. Previously Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, he now teaches writing at the University of Warwick. His work has appeared in the Guardian and the New Yorker and been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Encore Award. Murmur won the Wellcome Book Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the James Tait Black Prize, and was longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize.

This is a free event, but please do register if you plan on attending. This event may take place in our Philosophy Department, which is only accessible by a short flight of stairs. Seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact our Customer Serive Department on 01865 333 623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.

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