The Broadway Bookshop
6 Broadway Market
Hackney
London E8 4QJ

Phone: 020 7241 1626

Opening Times
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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Current Exhibition

JENNY LEACH: PAINTINGS, PRINTS, DRAWINGS, 1986 - 2016

Exhibition: 28 April - 30 June 2018

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition to celebrate the publication of Jenny Leach: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, 1986 - 2016. Sixteen pictures, selected from three decades of the artist's practice, range across her 'works from memory', etchings, still life, portrait, figure drawings and student work. The exhibition can be viewed during shop opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm / Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm. All works are for sale. For prices and availability please email: books@broadwaybookshophackney.com

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Jenny Leach has exhibited at Millinery Works, Barbican Centre, Sweet Briars College and Gallerie Jeanne. She was a tutor at Putney Art School, teaching life drawing and painting, etching and portfolio preparation, as well as the Diploma in Art and Design - a course she co-founded - and the Advanced Open Studio Workshop.

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Copies of Jenny Leach: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, 1986 - 2016 are now available to buy in the shop. Price £25.00.

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We regularly hold events at our bookshop such as readings and book signings.

MURMUR: A Reading with Will Eaves

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7.00pm

We are excited to announce that Will Eaves will be appearing at the shop to read from and talk about his new novel MURMUR (published by CB editions) on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine). For booking please call: 020 7241 1626 or email: books@broadwaybookshophackney.com.

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Murmur by Will Eaves
published by CB editions

Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world. Formally audacious, daring in its intellectual inquiry and unwaveringly humane, Will Eaves’s new novel is a rare achievement.

‘A marvellous and compelling book, on a subject of huge importance and scandal’
– Bernard O’Donoghue

Murmur is a profound meditation on what machine consciousness might mean, the implications of AI, where it will all lead. It’s one of the big stories of our time, though no one else has treated it with such depth and originality.’
– Peter Blegvad

'... what if we could think our way into Alan Turing’s dreams? It’s the sort of thing Turing himself might have attempted as he tried to move between minds, questing for the limits of shared comprehension. But a novelist imagining the unconscious of a genius and finding words for his visions – can that be wise? Yes, if the writer is Will Eaves.
– Alexandra Harris, Guardian

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Praise:

The Absent Therapist (shortlisted for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize)

‘A miniature but infinite novel, and unlike anything I’ve read before. It’s just achingly good.’
– Luke Kennard

‘The whole book is like someone deeply charismatic and charming daring you not to find them insane. It’s wonderful.’
– Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

The Inevitable Gift Shop (shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award)

‘It’s like a conversation with an extraordinarily wise friend: surprising, tender, funny and profound.
– Michelle de Kretser

‘Penetratingly clever and often quite moving and extremely charming, border-crossing uncategorisable writing ... there’s something holistic about it, in the way it enacts the absolute continuity between inner and outer life, what we feel what we think what we do.’
– Patrick McGuinness

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Will Eaves is the author of four novels (The Absent Therapist; This Is Paradise; Nothing to be Afraid Of; and The Oversight) and two collections of poetry (The Inevitable Gift Shop and Sound Houses). He was Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011, and now teaches at Warwick University.

The opening section of Murmur was shortlisted for the 2017 BBC National Short Story Award.

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