Wednesday, January 02, 2008

What is Mark Vernon reading?

The latest contributor to Writers Read: Mark Vernon, author of The Philosophy of Friendship, After Atheism: Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life, and other books and articles.

The opening paragraph from his entry:
I usually have a few books on the go at one time - some read for fun, some very thoroughly, some more lightly. At the moment, my 'for fun' book is Moondust by Andrew Smith, about the author's attempts to track down and engage the nine remaining astronauts who walked on the moon. All have fascinating if not strange stories to tell. The book is also great for situating Apollo in its cultural period. And it was 30 years ago that someone last walked on the moon! [read on]
Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England. He is the author of What Not To Say: Finding the Right Words at Difficult Moments, Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life, The Philosophy of Friendship, and Business: the Key Concepts. He also writes regularly for the Guardian, The Philosophers' Magazine, TLS, Financial Times and New Statesman, alongside a range of business titles, including Management Today. He also broadcasts, notably on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.

Vernon's 42: Deep Thought on Life is scheduled for release in March 2008. His Teach Yourself Humanism is due out in summer, and he is working on Wellbeing, which will be one of a new series of philosophy books called The Art of Living, which he is also editing.

Visit Mark Vernon's website and blog.

The Page 99 Test: Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life.

Writers Read: Mark Vernon.

--Marshal Zeringue