Please join us for an interactive session with Lucy Hawking in conversation with Anushka Ravishankar.
About the Event:
Ever thought that stories can hold the key to unravel the mysteries of the universe? Lucy Hawking the renowned author, storyteller and daughter of physicist Stephen Hawking will be unravelling the mysteries of space, through a fun-filled interactive talk. Dr Hawking will talk about the series of adventure novels she has authored, working with world leading scientists to make their work accessible and entertaining to young readers. She will also give a glimpse of life in the famous Hawking household and what it is like to be played in a major Hollywood film.
About the speakers:
Anushka Ravishankar, a mathematics graduate, has made a name for herself internationally as an Indian children’s writer, with over 10 books of verse, fiction and non-fiction. Her special talent is in the area of nonsense verse, where she brilliantly adapts this difficult genre to Indian English usage, without a false note. Anushka Ravishankar can be said to have pioneered the Indian English nonsense verse form and brought it to international attention. She recently returned from a UK tour with Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, at the Children’s Bookshow.
Lucy Hawking is an author and the original creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories which aim to explain complex science to a young audience through dramatic storytelling. She has also written two books for adults - Jaded and Run for your Life. Lucy spent a year as Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research. She is also a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in recognition of the work she has done in explaining science to a young audience