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Host: London Lit Weekend with The Times Literary Supplement
Location: King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. Hall two
Speaker: Adam Mars-Jones (Chair) Professor Raymond Tallis

Adam Mars-Jones and Professor Raymond Tallis announce the winner and five runners up of the £20k Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize in a prize-giving ceremony. The judges will be in conversation with the winner about the art of the essay: discussing the role essays play today in our literary, philosophical and political cultures.

Adam Mars-Jones (chair) is a novelist, essayist and critic. He has written non-fiction (Blind Bitter Happiness, 1997) and fiction including Lantern Lecture (1981), The Waters of Thirst (1993), Pilcrow (2008) and Cedilla (2011). He is author of the celebrated essay Noriko Smiling published by Notting Hill Editions in 2011 and chair of judges for the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize.

Professor Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic who was, until recently, a physician and clinical scientist. In the Economist’s Intelligent Life Magazine (2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world. His recent publications include Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity (2012), and The Black Mirror: Fragments of an Obituary for Life, (2014).

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