Out next week
Inspired by the work of Ippolito Desideri, a pioneering, eighteenth-century Jesuit who wrote the first detailed account of Tibet, Ivan Cooper travels by clapped-out jeep and on horseback across the remote grasslands of eastern Tibet. In the company of an itinerant painter of deities who serves as guide and mediator he encounters, amongst others, Lama Sonam, a living Buddha held in reverence by the surrounding nomads, who summarily condemns him to rebirth in one of the Buddhist hells. In a chaotic monastic shanty town that has been illegally constructed around the residence of a living saint he narrowly avoids arrest. Alone and isolated in a land where few foreigners have set foot he is forced to re-evaluate both who he is and the fixed certainties of the culture in which he grew up.
People's Book Prize
People's Book Prize - Book : System
The People's Book Prize. Showcasing new titles every month in libraries and selected book stores across Britain, with only the public voting for the winners
Bristol Poetry Festival. Dates, details.
Literary Festivals UK provides dates and details of over 160 book festivals throughout the UK and Ireland. It lists the latest book award winning results...
D C Wood
The article from this week's Congleton Chronicle, featuring myself, Nik Perring, Rod Hughes and Elizabeth Lister and out photo from the Literary Evening at Congleton Library (1st March 2012)