Tag: fba

Paperbacks in the Time of Pandemic

In the current climate, posting about books on the internet – which is, after all, an increasingly large part of our job – can feel somewhat disconcerting, as if we should be ceasing anything resembling “frivolity” and concentrating on retweeting medical advice; graphs and predictions; heartfelt pleas to small sections of the general public to… Read more »

The Oxford Literary Festival 2020 – Friday 3 April

Called “a privilege… Oxford at its most atmospheric” by Dame Hilary Mantel, the Oxford Lit Fest is a highlight of the bookish calendar… Friday, 3rd April 10am, Sheldonian Theatre Michael Wood–The Story of China Historian, author and broadcaster Michael Wood talks about his book – and BBC television series.  Michael believes that we must closely… Read more »

The Oxford Literary Festival 2020 – Saturday 28th March

Called the most elegant and atmospheric of literary festivals by none other than Colin Thubron, the Oxford Lit Fest is one of the highlights of the bookish year… 11am, St Cross College Elleke Boehmer & Naomi Ishiguro: The Art of the Short Story Elleke is a professor of world literature in English at Oxford and… Read more »

North Parade Newsletter: Spooky Special

The clocks have run backwards and All Hallows’ Eve is almost upon us, so this month we’ve decided to question the FBA offices about the scariest books ever written. But first, what’s been happening in October? Well, across the country, an F word has been on everyone’s lips, but in the book world that F… Read more »

The North Parade Newsletter, September-October

Change was rife at the FBAtrium last month as administrator and digital manager Amy left Oxford for a new life with her boyfriend in London (there was cake, there was champagne, there was sadness).  Alice—who’d previously run admin for the Oxford Creative Writing MSt—joined the team in her stead, though, and former intern Aoife (ex-Waterstones)… Read more »