Jonny Gelle is CEO of Original Talent. He is also Chairman of Curtis Brown and Chair of the books division.
19 books on the list
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The dramatic story of the married scientists who founded BioNTech and developed the first vaccine against the COVID-19 pandemic.Nobody thought it was possible. In mid-January 2020, Ugur Sahin told Özlem Türeci, his wife and decades-long research partner, that a vaccine against what would soon be known as COVID-19 could be developed and safely injec...
The remarkable scientists who discovered the first Covid vaccine believe they are on the way to curing cancer using the same techniques. Their book with @JoeMillerJr is a fascinating read. – source
As cities expand and rents rise, what does it really mean to have a home?'A marvel, by an inspiring and deeply humane writer' - Philippe SandsA home is important because it offers sanctuary and privacy. It can help improve mental health and emotional resilience, and it can help break people out of cycles of poverty. Yet in the past 30 years we've s...
Published today, this is an important and gripping book exploring what having a home means, by the author of People Like US, @hm_hashi . Philippe Sands said of it:”'A vital work of courage and hope, by a truly remarkable individual.' – source
You are never late to a book, but this is one that has been recommended to me for years and I was so glad I got to it. Great storytelling, huge sweep of characters, moving, a neglected history. Do read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (thanks @gabylee__ for urging me to read). – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaEddie S. Glaude Jr.Jia TolentinoDiedrich BaderSusan J. FowlerAnne-Laure Le CunffBrooke Hammerling
'His vision, ideas and passion shine through on every page' Ed Balls'Compelling, challenging, inspiring and very timely' Piers Morgan'Immensely powerful and persuasive...I found it exhilarating throughout' Joanna LumleyWhen the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe in 2020, it created an unprecedented impact, greater than the aftermath of 9/11 o...
Seven Ways to Change the World is a book fizzing with ideas, energy, integrity. Whatever your politics, Gordon Brown’s tireless efforts to change how we think is inspirational. – source
In a book that is part thrilling adventure, part exploration of some of the darkest secrets of the Holocaust, award-winning journalist and best-selling novelist Jonathan Freedland uncovers the extraordinary story of the first Jew to break out of Auschwitz, a man who was determined to warn the world—and pass on a truth too few were willing to hear.I...
I recommend this book to you today on its publication date. It is a brilliant book on an extraordinary man who deserves global recognition for his heroism during the darkest period in history. Bravo to @Freedland and @johnmurrays @CBGBooks – source
Varying Degrees of Success
A Memoir 1992-2020
In a career spanning six decades, David Lodge has been one of Britain's best-loved and most versatile writers. With Varying Degrees of Success he completes a trilogy of memoirs which describe his life from birth in 1935 to the present day, and together form a remarkable autobiography. His aim is to describe honestly and in some detail the highs and...
A very happy publication day to one of my favourite writers - David Lodge - for the third instalment of his memoirs, published today. They are wonderful books and anyone interested in the life of a writer should read them. – source
DON'T MISS THE RAZOR-SHARP NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY PICK QUEEN BEE AND FAKING FRIENDS'Funny, insightful, sharp, wicked, brilliant - Jane Fallon at her very best' MILLY JOHNSON'I literally could not put this book down' 5***** READER REVIEW'Friendship, jealousy, deceit and so much more - I...
Bravo to a wonderful writer and wonderful book! – source
In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her thirty ye...
Thank you @AgentSophieL for the proof of this remarkable book - The Devil You Know. Dr Gwen Adshead writes beautifully and with huge compassion about those who perpetrate heinous acts. Recommend this book, published by @faber in June. – source
This is an extraordinary book- beautifully written and so powerful. It lingers in your mind for months after reading. – source
The arrival of Maxwell the Labrador in Nicky Campbell's life 12 years ago was a major turning point. Ever since the death of his beloved dog Candy, he'd craved the unique companionship that had so enriched his childhood. Co-presenter of ITV's Long Lost Family, reuniting parents with children, as an adopted child himself Nicky knows all too well the...
One of the Family is a wonderful, uplifting book about how the love of a dog can save your life. A brave and unflinchingly honest moment here by @NickyAACampbell. – source
The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz
No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez