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Goulash

Brian Kimberling
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TED Talks

Chris Anderson
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Chris Anderson

In the New York Times-bestseller Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' Elizabeth Gilbert.Anderson shares his five key techniques to presentation success: Connection, Narration, Explanation, Persuasion and Revelation (plus the three to avoid). He also answers the most frequently asked questions about giving a talk, from 'What should I wear?' to 'How do I handle my nerves?'.Ted Talks is also full of presentation tips from such TED notable speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert, Amanda Palmer, Matt Ridley and many more. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable speech. In Ted Talks Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare an exceptional presentation.

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Snapper

Brian Kimberling
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Brian Kimberling
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Snapper

Brian Kimberling
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Brian Kimberling

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him.Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana,?'the bastard son of the Midwest',?SNAPPER is a book about birdwatching, a woman who won't stay true, and a pick-up truck that won't start.?Here turtles eat alligators for breakfast, Klansmen skulk in the undergrowth, and truckers drop into the?diner of a town named Santa Claus to ensure that no child's Christmas letter goes unanswered, while Nathan grapples with the eternal question: should I stay, or should I go?? Kimberling's vision of small-town life is as characterful as Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, but bristling with the tensions of race, class, poverty and prejudice, it makes for a bracing read.

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Brian Kimberling
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Brian Kimberling
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Nationwide

Brian Kimberling
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Empire of Gold (Wilde/Chase 7)

Andy McDermott
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Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott. When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artefacts, they are stunned to realise that the artefacts hold clues to the location of a lost Inca settlement hidden somewhere in South America. As Nina and Eddie dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that finding the settlement may only be the start of their incredible quest. One which, astonishingly, may lead them to one of the greatest legends of all time: El Dorado - the mythical city of gold.Nina and Eddie are desperate to locate the fabled city. But they are not alone in their search. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, they face corrupt soldiers, murderous revolutionaries and ruthless drug lords who will stop at nothing to obtain the city's treasures. With so much at stake, what price will they pay for the greatest of fortunes?

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Blog: Announcing Tinder Press!

It is no ordinary day here at Headline Towers, for it is the day that we finally announced the arrival of our new imprint, Tinder Press. It's a hugely exciting endeavour for us, and we can't wait to tell you more about the fantastic books we'll be publishing – do keep an eye out for them here. And, despite the fact that we're not launching till next year, we're already chattering away: do follow us on Twitter @TinderPress, have a peek at our website: www.tinderpress.co.uk/, and, lo! we’re even on Pintrest: pinterest.com/tinderpress/ The stories are coming…

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Headline Snaps up Kimberling

Headline has acquired two novels by Brian Kimberling, the inaugural winner of the Janklow & Nesbit Bath Spa Prize.

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Blog: Our Man in Indiana

The other day I went to a bluegrass festival with no music, which is typical for Indiana. I was assured that 'Barn Damage' was taking the stage later, but the afternoon's chief attraction was the Kids' Tractor Pull, in which various five or six year olds struggled to pedal a toy tractor while the grown-ups added increasing weight to a toy trailer -- if the kids make it past three or four feet the adults are clearly not doing their job. Encouragement and understanding are not really part of the Indiana parenting repertoire. Other spectacles included several dozen very large people exiting very large vehicles and driving golf carts over short distances. I'm working on a second book set in southern Indiana, like SNAPPER, and since I haven't lived here for fifteen years it seemed a good idea to spend the summer on the ground. I've been snapping photos relating to SNAPPER and to Indiana generally, and had a surprise visit from a British photographer friend. I kept trying to tell him that Indiana is not necessarily the most backward of the United States – Iowa, Illinois, and Idaho are pretty competitive, and that's leaving off the states beginning with ‘A’. I settled on describing it as Jeremy Clarkson's spiritual homeland – it is, after all, the home of the Indy 500*. But Indiana might also be, for good or ill, the most American of the states. Twenty years ago the town I grew up in had the highest density of fast food restaurants in the world, and today it claims the nation's highest per capita obesity rate. Someone should have predicted that. Whenever a major corporation wants to know what America generally will make of a new tenderloin sandwich or pickup truck they run it past the people of southern Indiana first, because they are so representative. It's now ground zero for climate change discussions, too. Look at that drought they're having, says the New Yorker. That may be what the future looks like: amber waves of extremely short corn. There are a lot of OBAMA BIN LYIN' bumper stickers out on the road, and, of course, an imminent election. I am not very good at making predictions, but I hope some years from now, when physical exercise is altogether forgotten and every registered Democrat has been sent to the guillotine, that SNAPPER and its accompanying photos will offer some clue to what happened, and how. * My friend countered, however, that a European racetrack has nuance and refinement – a dogleg here, a berm there; Formula One is an exhibition of driverly skill. In Indianapolis they go really fast in circles. But I'm sure Mr. Clarkson approves.

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Blog: Accidental Twitcher

Brian Kimberling discusses insect repellent and his inspiration for his brilliant novel, SNAPPER published by Tinder Press.

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Blog: Tinder Press goes to the Edinburgh Festival

Team Tinder donned their kilts and gamely hopped onto the East Coast rail in search of historic architecture, chillier climates, crowds of musicians, actors, acrobats, circus performers and all the many varied folk who make up the phenomenal event that is the Edinburgh Festival. Oh, and to see some of our fantastic Tinder Press authors in action at the Literature Festival, of course. Here’s a little snapshot of our Tinder authors’ events: Peggy Riley's Amity & Sorrow offers an incredibly uncomfortable insight into the lives of a small family who've recently run away from an obscure, albeit fictional, religious cult. But in her event with fellow writer Jenn Ashworth, On Faith and Family, Peggy described how, though the cult and world of Amity & Sorrow is fiction, many of the aspects and idiosyncrasies of cult life she describes are very much based on real events and case studies. Both authors admitted to being a tad obsessed with how extreme faith affects everyday family life, but it is because of this obsession that the audience were treated to such an interesting discussion, and so there were certainly no complaints from the crowd! Amity & Sorrow is available now, priced £7.99 Ben Willis, Publicity Sitting in the audience at Maggie O’Farrell’s sold out event in Edinburgh, I took a quick glance around the room and could see that everyone was enthralled. Maggie’s reading from her latest novel, Instructions For A Heatwave, had the crowd laughing in many places and awed in others with her lyrical prose and beautiful turn of phrase. Delving into the issues of literacy and feminism which she has tackled in Instructions, Maggie spoke about how she believed there was no such thing as gender in writing stating, ‘I wouldn’t pick up a book just because it was written by a man’. Intriguing questions from the audience about Maggie’s style of writing: her use of intricate characters and the importance of time and place in her writing, coupled with the warmth and sincerity of a much loved author made it a very enjoyable event. Although it was raining when we emerged from the tent, the audience were all aglow from what many told me was the highlight of their festival. Instructions For A Heatwave is available now, priced £7.99. Elaine Egan, Publicity Brian Kimberling’s discussion of Snapper with chair Serena Field and fellow author Allan Wilson, author of Wasted in Love, was a fascinating one to watch. The two authors are, in many ways, very different – Brian writes about Indiana and the Midwest whereas Allan writes in a gritty, urban setting about the lives of Glaswegians. Both writers are very sharp and incisive, however, and their novels share similar themes: those of young people’s connection to the place that they come from, and the challenges they face as they grow older. Both are very funny writers, and speakers – Brian’s dramatic reading from Snapper had me in stitches (particularly when he had to pick the lectern up to be nearer to the microphone, as he’s so tall) – he read out one of my favourite scenes: the Gypsy Moth, the barely-roadworthy old bus driven by Nathan, the main character, pulls into the town of Santa Claus, where all the residents club together to reply to all the letters they receive yearly from children who believe they are writing to the real Father Christmas. The best kind of literary events, I find, are those which are thought-provoking yet funny too, and leave the audience grinning from ear to ear: I certainly came away from this event with a big smile on my face. Emily Kitchin, Editorial Snapper is available now, priced £7.99.

Our Man in Indiana

By Brian Kimberling

A few words from SNAPPER author Brian Kimberling, aka Tinder Press’s Indiana correspondent, on returning to the place that inspired him to start writing, and that will form the basis of his next novel. SNAPPER will be published by Tinder Press in May 2013.

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Snapper

Click here for a sneak peek at SNAPPER by Brian Kimberling. Set in rural Indiana, SNAPPER is a book about birdwatching, a woman who won't stay true, and a pick-up truck that won't start. With wry humour and real freshness, this is a birdwatcher's guide to the human heart.

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07 Jun
Crystal Palace

Brian Kimberling at Bookseller Crow on the Hill

7pm

Come and meet debut authors Brian Kimberling and Nathan Filer at Bookseller Crow on the Hill On Friday 7th June, 7pm The Bookseller Crow on the Hill, 50 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AF Nathan and Brian will be sharing their experiences of writing their first novels, The Shock of the Fall and Snapper, in conversation with each other and the audience. Tickets £3.00 and includes a glass of wine. Ask in store for details

02 Sep
London

Brian Kimberling at Faber Social

7pm

Brian Kimberling will be reading from his novel SNAPPER at the Faber Social, alongside authors DBC Pierre, Emma Jane Unsworth and John Niven to name but a few. Tickets £5

13 Aug
Edinburgh

Brian Kimberling at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

8:30pm

Brian Kimberling & Allan Wilson will be in conversation at the Edinburgh International Book Festival On Tuesday 13th August, 8.30pm-9.30pm Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre How do young people cope in this age of uncertainty? Two young novelists from opposite sides of the Atlantic write about the search for humanity in dysfunctional lives. Brian Kimberling’s Snapper follows a professional bird researcher through the strange rural badlands of America, while Glasgow-based Allan Wilson presents Meat, in which one man clings on to love when the rest of his life is spiralling out of control. Brian Kimberling will also be reading at the 5.30pm Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series event at Peppers Theatre.

Resident Birdwatcher Brian Kimberling discusses

SNAPPER

Resident Birdwatcher Brian Kimberling talks about his debut novel

SNAPPER