Category: Meet the Author

McGill University interviews Merve Emre

Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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What’s YOUR type?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world: approximately 1.5 million people take it each year, and it is used across businesses and universities to assist in training and hiring processes. The test uses 93 questions to sort people into one of sixteen categories, and it was originally invented by mother-daughter double act, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers, to help people choose jobs appropriate to their personality type.[1]

You can take the Myers-Briggs personality test for free at http://www.16personalities.com (or click HERE) and let us know on social media what YOUR type is, in preparation for our next event.

Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Book Tickets

Source(s):
[1] Bahar Gholipour, ‘How Accurate is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test?’,  Livescience.com (2019). Available https://www.livescience.com/65513-does-myers-briggs-personality-test-work.html, accessed 30/05/2019.

 

The Bookseller on The Golden Orphans

I thoroughly enjoyed this second novel – novella, really – by a founder of Wales Arts Review. With shades of The Talented Mr Ripley, it’s a dark, fast-paced literary thriller which centres on the fate of artist Francis Benthem who ostensibly created an enviable new life for himself, painting in Cyprus. But when he’s found dead, his former protégé, visiting the island to attend his funeral, gets himself thoroughly mixed up in its underworld after meeting a mysterious Russian benefactor, and caught up in the mystery of what happened to the Golden Orphans.


This review appeared in ‘Previewer’s Picks’ in The Bookseller Magazine in 2018 and gives an exciting taster of what could be expected in Raymond’s at that point still-anticipated thriller.

Our next event takes place on the 11th February 2019 and will be an exploration of the literary thriller genre. Cardiff author Gary Raymond will be in residence to discuss his new book, The Golden Orphans, alongside speakers Dr. Fiona Peters and Dr. Hannah Hamad.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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