Saturday, 4 May 2019

Our Book of the Week this week, Murmur by Will Eaves, is a beautifully written, sad and thoughtful novel based on the chemical castration of Alan Turing, exploring concepts of personhood and consciousness, both human and artificial. 
>>Read Thomas's review. 
>> Read an extract
>>"Life is chancier than we imagine."
>>Murmur has just been awarded the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize (for a book that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness). 
>> Murmur was a joint winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize
>> Murmur was short-listed for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize.
>> Murmur is published by the exemplary CB Editions
>> Hear the opening section read aloud
>> NOTHINGINTHERULEBOOK interview with Will Eaves.
>> The author's website
>> Will Eaves and other CB Editions authors at Shakespeare & Company
>> 20 questions for Will Eaves
>> A bit about Alan Turing
>> The Strange Life and Death of Dr Turing
>> Could you pass the Turing Test? 
>> Ian McEwan's new novel Machines Like Me speculates an alternative trajectory for Alan Turing and A.I
>> Read Thomas's review of The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves
>> Read Thomas's review of The Inevitable Gift Shop by Will Eaves
>> Will Eaves performs from The Absent Therapist

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