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Dr Charles Fernyhough
Charles Fernyhough is a writer and psychologist. He is a part-time Reader in Psychology at Durham University in the UK, where he conducts research in child development, hallucinations and memory. His book on autobiographical memory, Pieces of Light:How the new science of memory illuminates the stories we tell about our pasts, will be published by Harper in March 2013.
His non-fiction book, The Baby in the Mirror (Granta, 2008) was published in the US as A Thousand Days of Wonder (Avery, 2009) and has been translated into seven languages. He is the author of two novels: The Auctioneer (Fourth Estate, 1999) and A Box of Birds (Unbound), a literary thriller about how neuroscience changes our understanding of ourselves.
Awards include a Time to Write Award (2001) from the Northern Writers’ Awards, and an Arts Council of England Grant for the Arts (2005). Charles is a regular fiction reviewer for the Sunday Telegraph, and has also written for the Guardian, Nature, BBC Focus, Financial Times, Scotland on Sunday and Sydney Morning Herald. He has made numerous radio appearances in the UK and US.
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On memory, childhood, and the stories we tell ourselves.