Artemis Cooper short-listed for Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure22nd November 2012
Artemis Cooper's book Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure has been nominated for the 2012 Costa Book Awards in the Biography category. This is the third successive year in which a King's School-related book has been nominated. Edmund de Waal won with The Hare with Amber Eyes in 2010 and Henry Cockburn was short-listed for Henry's Demons in 2011.
Artemis gave a talk on Leigh Fermor on Wednesday 14 November in the Clagett Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.
Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was one of the King's School's most distinguished old boys. He was in The Grange from 1929 to 1931. He went on to be a war hero and is regarded as one of the greatest travel writers.
The biography was published by John Murray on 11 October. It is Radio 4's Book of the Week from 19-23 November.
Artemis has already produced Words of Mercury, a selection of Leigh Fermor's writings, and is now editing what survives of the planned third volume of his autobiographical trilogy, following on from A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It is due to be published in the autumn of 2013 and will be called The Broken Road.