Alumni Authors - July 2017

Here’s a round-up of the latest books published by Exeter alumni writers. If you studied at Exeter and you’ve recently published a book let us know by emailing alumni@exeter.ac.uk with a synopsis of the book, an image and your biography and we will feature it in Alumni Authors

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The Salvation Project

The Salvation Project is the final part of the Soterion Mission trilogy by Stewart Ross (History, 1969).

A mutation in human DNA means no one lives beyond nineteen. Scientists working to reverse the disease died before their Salvation Project was complete, and they left the results of their research – the Soterion – in a sealed vault. 122 years have passed. The civilisation of the Long Dead is almost forgotten, the Soterion has been burned to ashes, and communities of Constants are tormented by tribes of brutal Zeds. Cyrus, his pregnant copemate Miouda, and his young friend Sammy have escaped from the burning city of Alba. They have rescued a laptop containing the entire contents of the Soterion, including the Salvation Project. On this frail and ancient machine hangs the last and only hope of restoring the civilization of the Long Dead. But the laptop’s batteries are flat, there is no electricity to power it, and it is only a matter of time before the thwarted Zeds set off in pursuit…

Exeter alumnus Stewart Ross has published more than 300 titles and is one of Britain’s most popular and versatile authors. His output includes prize-winning books for younger readers, novels, plays, three librettos, a musical, and many widely acclaimed works on history and sport. Several of his books are illustrated with his own photographs.

Stewart also lectures in France and the UK, gives talks, runs workshops, and visits schools. He is an occasional journalist and broadcaster.

The book can be purchased online.

 

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Speak Its Name

Kathleen Jowitt was born in Winchester and grew up deep in the Welsh Marches and, subsequently, on the Isle of Wight. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Exeter she moved to Guildford and found herself working for a major trade union.

Speak Its Name (2016) explores Christianity, homosexuality and bisexuality in the context of student life and politics, and was the first self-published novel ever shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize. Her next book will be published in late 2017 and looks at physical capacity, the social model of disability, acceptance, redemption, and integrity.