Join acclaimed author, Will Eaves as he reads from and discusses his moving and marvelous meditation on Alan Turing.
Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world.
Formally audacious, daring in its intellectual inquiry and unwaveringly humane, Will Eaves’s new novel is a rare achievement.
The opening section of Murmur was shortlisted for the 2017 BBC National Short Story Award.
‘Murmur is a profound meditation on what machine consciousness might mean, the implications of AI, where it will all lead. It’s one of the big stories of our times, though no one else has treated it with such depth and originality. – Peter Blegvad
‘Will Eaves has achieved one of the pinnacles of novelistic endeavour: he has given deep thought to human experience, and in doing so brought to life the “self-conscious wonder” of thought itself.’– Sam Byers, Times Literary Supplement