Speaker - Nicolette Jones

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Nicolette Jones is a writer and freelance journalist who has worked for national newspapers and the book trade press. She is the children's books reviewer for The Sunday Times, and collaborated with Raymond Briggs on an overview of his work, Blooming Books, published by Jonathan Cape in 2003. She chaired the committee that chose the 2005-7 Children's Laureate, was a judge of the Orange Prize in 2003, and is a trustee of The Reading Agency. She is also on the board of the National Maritime Museum's Library Appeal, and a judge of the 2007 Branford Boase Award and the Macmillan Prize. She was educated at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, and Yale University, where she was a Henry Fellow in the Graduate School of English. Her book about the Victorian philanthropist Samuel Plimsoll and his campaign on behalf of sailors, The Plimsoll Sensation, was published on 22nd June 2006, and won the 2006 Mountbatten Maritime Prize.

2 Programs

Battle of Ideas: The Battle for Readers

11.01.08 | 01:33:43 min | 0 comments

Debating Matters: Cultural Artefacts

07.01.07 | 01:11:33 min | 0 comments