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Feb 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson,who went on to win the Nobel Prize.Unknown to many,it was awoman,Rosalind Franklin,who sparked one of the 20th century #8217;s greatest discoveries.Thislatest,arguably most balanced,biography of Franklin provides a glimpse into that brilliant, tempestuous woman #8217;s life,writes b>See Yee Ai./b>
NORMAN Lebrecht recently won the Whitbread first book award #8211; at the age of 54. He tells EMMA BROCKES why it took him so long.
Tunku Halim has been billed Malaysia#8217;s Stephen King and it#8217;s easy to see why.
When Tom Bower came up the drive with a file of awkward questions about carve-ups in the global transfer market, a number of directors, agents and even managers must have dived behind the sofa. Bower is one of Britain#8217;s foremost investigative journalists and is not the sort to settle for #8220;no comment#8221;.
BRITISH novelist and book reviewer PHILIP HENSHER fears that a new film, which has just won two Golden Globes, will boost the author#8217;s unwarranted literary esteem.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad paid tribute to the country#8217;s first woman Cabinet member, Tan Sri Fatimah Hashim, saying that her work in politics had opened #8220;floodgates#8221; and created new opportunities for Umno to gather support from Malaysian women.