Thursday 27 November 2014

The British Council in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank organised a ‘Meet the Author’ session with Ms. Lucy Hawking at their Library in Fuller Road, Dhaka.

 Ms. Hawking, daughter of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, was at the British Council Library on Monday, 24 November at 4 – 5:30pm to meet young learners and library members of the British Council.

Ms. Hawking has written two novels: Jaded (2004) and Run for Your Life (2005) (also published as The Accidental Marathon).

In 2007 she published George’s Secret Key to the Universe, an adventure story about a small boy called George who finds a way to slip through a computer generated portal and travel around the solar system. Written with her father, Stephen Hawking and his former Ph.D. Student, Christophe Galfard, George’s Secret Key to the Universe has been translated into 38 languages and published in 43 countries. George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, a look across the universe for signs of life followed in 2009. Their third children's story, titled George and the Big Bang, is about "What happened at the Big Bang?" and was released in 2011.

Ms. Hawking won the Sapio Prize for popularizing science, awarded in Rome in October 2008 and is Vice President of the National Star College (an institution dedicated to allowing people with disabilities to realize their potential through personalized learning, transition & lifestyle services), a residential foundation which provides care and education for young adults with complex and multiple disabilities.

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