UK daily newspapers feature Spartacus

Having had but one appearance in a UK national newspaper (4 years ago), I was immensely chuffed last Friday (the 6th) to feature in not one, but two daily newspapers. First of all, the Daily Mail ran a glowing review of Spartacus; and secondly, The Independent featured me in the section ‘One Minute With…’

Best of all, I am to appear on BBC Radio 4’s influential arts programme, Open Book. It’s hosted by Mariella Frostrup, and I’ll be in the episode which airs this Sunday, the 15th of January. I’ll post a link to it after the event.

Hopefully, these features and mentions will all raise awareness for the Spartacus book. You’d never guess that I’m starting to get antsy about it, would you?

If you’re interested in my first appearance, it’s a travel piece on ancient Rome from the perpsective of a pedestrian. Read it here.

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10 Comments

  1. John Salter
    Posted 10 January 2012 at 08:37 | Permalink

    Great news, well done Ben.

  2. Mike Reed
    Posted 10 January 2012 at 16:56 | Permalink

    That is very good news – it’s nice to see such hard work and dedication paying off.

  3. Ben Kane
    Posted 10 January 2012 at 17:52 | Permalink

    @John @Mike: Thanks, guys! Sure feels good. Spoke to the producer today, and am going up to Broadcasting House in London (!) on Thursday to record the programme. Exciting!

  4. jrb
    Posted 11 January 2012 at 14:23 | Permalink

    Ben. Great news, hope all goes well with the programme. Was hoping to see you at Goldsboro books for the signing of Spartacus,but cannot now make it. But had placed my order with Goldsboro for a signed copy well before Christmas.

    Good luck John

  5. Ben Kane
    Posted 11 January 2012 at 14:39 | Permalink

    @jrb/John: Thanks a lot re Open Book. Sorry to hear that you won’t be able to make it Goldsboro, but I appreciate you ordering one anyway! Maybe I’ll see you later in the year at another event? Cheers.

  6. amrix11
    Posted 14 January 2012 at 08:32 | Permalink

    Sounds like a lot of good things are happening, good for you! I wish you the best of luck with Spartacus, I personally can’t wait to read it 🙂

    Best wishes,
    -Amber

  7. Kimmii
    Posted 14 January 2012 at 09:59 | Permalink

    Aww wow congrats, seems like you’re gonna have a busy year.
    Good Luck.

  8. Ben Kane
    Posted 14 January 2012 at 17:56 | Permalink

    @amri11@Kimmii: thanks very much! 2012 is looking to be busy all right!

  9. jrb
    Posted 16 January 2012 at 09:11 | Permalink

    Ben. Listened to your broadcast on Openbook, you came over really well.

    Good Luck John

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 January 2012 at 09:25 | Permalink

    @jrb/John: thanks very much!

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