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BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Insect Crisis

Oliver Milman

‘Fascinating… There is something wondrous in Milman’s revelation of our fragile dependency on insect life as well as its beauty and strangeness.’ Guardian’Gripping and especially unnerving.’ David Wallace-WellsWhen is the last time you were stung by a wasp? Or were followed by a cloud of midges? Or saw a butterfly? All these normal occurrences are becoming much rarer. A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in serious decline all over the world – in some places by over 90%.The Insect Crisis explores this hidden emergency, arguing that its consequences could even rival climate c …

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Tomiwa Owolade takes £10k top prize at RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards

8 December 2021

Writer and critic Tomiwa Owolade has won the top prize at the RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for his “powerful” forthcoming non-fiction book This is Not America, which Atlantic will publish in 2023. The annual prize rewards first-time writers of non-fiction, and was judged this year by Gwen Adshead, Fiona Boyle and Clive Myrie. . In This is Not America, which was won by Atlantic in a five-way auction, Owolade interrogates the many discussions about diversity that have arisen since the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. “This powerful book appealed strongly to al …

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