Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Samuel Johnson Longlist

Finding Moonshine makes the longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2008. Having been a judge myself on this prize a few years ago I know what a feat it is to make it through the hundreds of books that the judges have to read.

The Longlist
The Longlist

Friday, 11 April 2008

The 19th Step

I have been involved in the last three weeks in creating a performance piece in collaboration with composer Dorothy Ker, Choreographer Carol Brown and Sculptor Kate Allen. Dorothy is the composer that features in Chapter 9 of Finding Moonshine. The piece takes three stories by the Argentine writer Borges as an inspiration. The performers include myself, three dancers and three musicians.

We have a blog which has been an integral part of the creative process and contains videos of parts of the performance and rehearsals. It can be accessed via

The performance includes me dancing a proof of the irrationality of the square root of 3. Must be a first in the history of mathematics.

Performance details:

7.30pm 9th April, Michaelis Dance Studio, Roehampton University
Roehampton Lane, London SW14 5PU
Tickets £5.00 / £3.00 advance bookings 020 8392 5016

7.30pm 12th April, Studio Theatre, Laban
Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ
Tickets £5.00 / £3.00 advance bookings 020 8469 9500
or book online