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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Siri Hustvedt
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Siri Hustvedt

Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, Siri Hustvedt is also highly regarded as a writer of non-fiction whose insights are drawn from her broad knowledge in the arts, humanities, and sciences. In this trilogy of works collected in a single volume, Hustvedt brings a feminist, interdisciplinary perspective to a range of subjects. Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Susan Sontag and Knut Ove Knausgaard are among those who come under her scrutiny. In the book's central essay, she explores the intractable mind-body problem and in the third section, reflects on the mysteries of hysteria, synesthesia, memory, perception, and the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. With clarity, wit, and passion, she exposes gender bias, upends received ideas, and challenges her reader to think again.

Summer-Autumn 2015

Sceptre Catalogue

Download the Sceptre Summer/Autumn 2015 catalogue to find out about the exciting books publishing this year.

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1. This is a prize draw for one goodie bag of Hodder Preview promotional materials: 1x Jane Austen at Home proof copy, 1x Madness is Better than Defeat Proof Copy, 1x This Beautiful Life proof copy, 1x Did You See Melody proof copy, 1x Slow Horses paperback copy, 1x The Reassembler sampler, 1x Windblow sampler, 1x New Scientistt, 1x John Murray zine 1x Hodder & Stoughton catalogue, 1x John Murray catalogue, 1x Caraval candle, 1x Hurrah for Gin gin miniature, 1x Hodder Preview bag. To enter, RT the competition tweet by @HodderBooks. 2. The winners will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by employees of Hodder & Stoughton, whose decision will be final. 3. The winner may see their name posted on the @HodderBooks Twitter page. 4. There is no purchase necessary to enter. 5. The prize draw opens at 12:00 pm GMT on 10th March 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm GMT on 12th March 2017. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. 6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over in the UK except employees of Hodder & Stoughton, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. 7. Only one entry per person per day allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. 8. Hodder & Stoughton is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 9. Hodder & Stoughton reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 10. The winners’ name will be published on the @HodderBooks Twitter page w/c 13th March 2017. 11. The Company will make available the name and county of the winners to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Hodder & Stoughton, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ. 12. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news. 13. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 14. This competition is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ. 15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

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02 Mar
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economiccs

Tristan Gooley will be at the LSE Literary Festival

Tristan Gooley will be at the LSE literary Festival

The Shortlist for the Sceptre Writing Prize has been Announced

Writing the future for Scottish novelists

Sceptre to publish on 2nd September 2014

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell to be published by Sceptre

New book from David Mitchell

About Sceptre

Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, publishing fiction and non-fiction from around the globe.

Sceptre Announces Short Story Prize Winner

Sceptre is thrilled to announce the winner of the SceptreLoves short story prize, launched to mark the publication of the short story collection How Much the Heart Can Hold. Judges Lucy Luck, literary agent at Conville and Walsh, Chris White, fiction buyer at Waterstones, and Emma Herdman, Senior Editor at Sceptre, selected Phoebe Roy’s story, ‘It Was Summer’ as the winner, a story charting a relationship between two men as it changes with the seasons. The selected runners up are Carol Farrelly for ‘Holdfast’, and Xanthi Barker for ‘Adjectives’. Roy’s short story will be included in the paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold, publishing in August, alongside stories by award-winning writers Bernardine Evaristo, Carys Bray, D. W. Wilson, Donal Ryan, Grace McCleen, Nikesh Shukla and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. Emma Herdman said of Roy’s story: ‘The standard of the competition was very high, but I didn’t think we’d find a story like Phoebe’s – one that gave all three of us goose bumps and, despite being perfectly formed, left us wanting more from her pen. I can’t wait to see what Phoebe does next.’ Winner Phoebe Roy said: ‘I’m so thrilled and honoured that my story was selected as the winner; I'd sent it off feeling quite proud of it, but as soon as I'd pressed send I saw that it was of course the worst thing that anyone had ever written. I am delighted that the judges disagreed, and it's fantastic that publishers are actively seeking new voices in this way.’ As well as publication in the paperback, Roy is to be awarded £150 and a two-hour consultation about her work with Emma Herdman. The prize will be formally presented at the paperback launch in August.

Spring 2018

John Murray Press

John Murray Spring 2018 catalogue

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Introduction References to the “Entrant” are references to the author of the entry (the “Entry”) submitted to the competition detailed below. References to “the Promoter” are references to Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ. These Terms and Conditions apply to the “GET FIT, GET HAPPY Pre-Order Prize Draw” (the “Prize Draw”). By entering this Prize Draw, you agree to accept and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. All entry instructions form part of the Terms and Conditions of this Prize Draw. How to Enter This Prize Draw is open to anyone aged 16 years and above who is resident in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, except for those whose immediate families are employees of the Promoter or Harry Judd or of any company affiliated or connected with the Promoter or Harry Judd. If a winner is under 18 years of age, he or she may be asked to have his or her parent or guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as a prerequisite for being awarded the Prize. In order to enter the Prize Draw, each Entrant must EITHER: Send proof of a valid pre-order (for example a copy or photo of your order receipt) for GET FIT, GET HAPPY, Hardback 9781473664531 or Ebook 9781473664548 (from a recognised UK book retailer) to GetFitGetHappy@hodder.co.uk with the subject header “GET FIT, GET HAPPY Pre-Order Giveaway” or NO PURCHASE NECESSARY METHOD: email GetFitGetHappy@hodder.co.uk along with your name, address, contact phone number and email address with the specified subject line “GET FIT, GET HAPPY Pre-Order Giveaway” Entries will not be accepted if submitted via agents, third parties or in bulk. The Prize Draw opens at 12:01am BST on XX/09/2017 and closes at 11:59pm BST on 18/10/2017 (the “Closing Date”), so please ensure that the Entry is emailed between these dates as an Entry received outside these dates and times will not be eligible for entry into the Prize Draw. Each Entrant may submit one Entry only. Second or subsequent entries in each category will be disqualified. Any Entry that does not comply with these Terms and Conditions will not be accepted by The Promoter. There is no purchase necessary to enter this Prize Draw. Conditions of Entry You warrant to the Promoter that you are aged 16 years or above and that your Entry is original to you; does not infringe copyright or any other intellectual property right of any other person or third party; does not defame or violate the privacy rights of any third party; does not infringe any other legal rights, regulations or laws. Prizes and Judging After the Closing Date, one (1) winner will be selected at random from all the valid entries. The winner will be notified by email by the Promoter on or after 20/10/2017. The overall prize for the winner will be:- One-to-one workout with Harry Judd at a central London park location. Exact prize details to be confirmed subject to the availability and circumstances of the winner and in consultation with Harry Judd. Travel, accommodation, travel insurance, and other expenses are the responsibility of the winner. The prize should be taken within 6 months of the closing date of the competition (so before 19th April 2018). The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to this Prize Draw. The Promoter reserves the right to alter or cancel the Prize without notice. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternatives to the Prize will be provided. The Promoter is not responsible for contacting or forwarding Prizes to Entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. To obtain the name and county of the winner please email GetFitGetHappy@hodder.co.uk stating the name of the Prize Draw in the subject heading and the dates of the Prize Draw Period. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, The Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value to the Prize and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into. All prizes are subject to availability. Entries submitted via the email will be securely stored on the server of Hachette UK Ltd. They will only be accessible to the Promoter and the records will be destroyed within a reasonable time of the end of the Prize Draw. Jurisdiction These Terms and Conditions are subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Sceptre Announces Short Story Prize Winner

Sceptre is thrilled to announce the winner of the SceptreLoves short story prize, launched to mark the publication of the short story collection How Much the Heart Can Hold. Judges Lucy Luck, literary agent at Conville and Walsh, Chris White, fiction buyer at Waterstones, and Emma Herdman, Senior Editor at Sceptre, selected Phoebe Roy’s story, ‘It Was Summer’ as the winner, a story charting a relationship between two men as it changes with the seasons. The selected runners up are Carol Farrelly for ‘Holdfast’, and Xanthi Barker for ‘Adjectives’. Roy’s short story will be included in the paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold, publishing in August, alongside stories by award-winning writers Bernardine Evaristo, Carys Bray, D. W. Wilson, Donal Ryan, Grace McCleen, Nikesh Shukla and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. Emma Herdman said of Roy’s story: ‘The standard of the competition was very high, but I didn’t think we’d find a story like Phoebe’s – one that gave all three of us goose bumps and, despite being perfectly formed, left us wanting more from her pen. I can’t wait to see what Phoebe does next.’ Winner Phoebe Roy said: ‘I’m so thrilled and honoured that my story was selected as the winner; I'd sent it off feeling quite proud of it, but as soon as I'd pressed send I saw that it was of course the worst thing that anyone had ever written. I am delighted that the judges disagreed, and it's fantastic that publishers are actively seeking new voices in this way.’ As well as publication in the paperback, Roy is to be awarded £150 and a two-hour consultation about her work with Emma Herdman. The prize will be formally presented at the paperback launch in August.

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 Audio CD

1 This is a prize draw to win one audiobook CD of Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida. To enter, please retweet and ‘like’ the Sceptre Books #LoveAudio competition Tweets on Wednesday 21st June 2017. 2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by the Hodder & Stoughton audio team, whose decision will be final. 3. The winner may see their entry posted on the Hodder & Stoughton (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts. 4. There is no purchase necessary to enter. 5. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am BST on Wednesday 21st June 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on Wednesday 21st June 2017. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition. 6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over in the UK except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize. 7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. 8. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 9. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 10. The winner will be contacted via direct message on Twitter by Friday 23rd June 2017. 11. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address: Hodder & Stoughton, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ. 12. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news. 13. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 14. This competition is being organised by Hodder & Stoughton, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ. 15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

How Much the Heat Can Hold

Sceptre Loves Short Story Competition

'No one has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.' Zelda Fitzgerald Sceptre, the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, is proud to announce the publication of How Much the Heart Can Hold, a collection of seven original commissioned short stories written by seven award-winning authors, exploring different concepts of love. The authors include Bernardine Evaristo, Carys Bray, D. W. Wilson, Donal Ryan, Grace McCleen, Nikesh Shukla and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. To celebrate the publication, we are launching Sceptre Loves, a short story competition. We’re looking for a story based on any sort of love: from obsessive to platonic, unrequited to all-consuming. Entries will be sent via sceptreloves@hodder.co.uk, for more information read the terms and conditions here. Entries must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, and submitted before the 14th February 2017. The competition will be judged by Lucy Luck, literary agent at Aitken Alexander Associates, Chris White, fiction buyer at Waterstones, and Emma Herdman, senior editor at Sceptre. The winning entry will be published in the paperback edition of the book, and the author awarded £150 and a two hour consultation about their work with Emma Herdman, who has worked in the fiction buying team at Waterstones, at Curtis Brown literary agency and is now Senior Editor at Sceptre. What the judges are looking for... Emma Herdman 'I’m looking for a story that takes full advantage of the format – that exploits the freedom and embraces the constraints of a short story. And something refreshing, something that surprises me in its interpretation of the brief' Lucy Luck 'I’d love to read something that takes me by the eyelashes and won’t let go, that makes my heart feel heavy in my chest, that has me rooting for him, no her, no them all the way to the end. I want to be uplifted, down-sized and surprised, though not too much. I’d love to come out of the world on the page with a sigh and the satisfaction of time well-spent. It is a lot to ask but that’s what the best of short stories do for me and I look forward to finding that new confident irrepressible voice' Chris White 'Primarily, I want to find something which is self-contained and suited to its form: a true short story, not a truncated novel. I’m looking for something which will make me think, ideally something which comes at its subject from a slightly different angle. If I’m lucky I hope to find something which will move me and stay with me for a while after I’ve finished'