This week, a chance to find new ways into appreciating some of the big names in the world of 20th and 21st-century art. Modern Painters magazine regularly invites celebrated writers to contribute pieces on their favourite artists. The results have inspired a series of talks at the recent Hay Festival and have now been collected into a handsome book in which David Bowie talks to Tracey Emin, Nick Hornby is moved by photographer Richard Billingham's bleak studies of troubled domestic life, and Germaine Greer celebrates the work of Paula Rego. The 39 pieces, including full colour illustrations, range from Will Self on Damien Hirst to Sister Wendy Beckett on Salvador Dali.
We have five copies of Writers on Artists, published by Dorling Kindersley at pound;25, to offer Friday readers. Send a postcard with your name and address to arrive by July 12 to Writers on Artists offer, Tracey Thomas, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX or email email@example.com
Take the biscuit
Fancy a breaktime treat for your staffroom department or school office? Think you know your Rich Tea from your Hobnobs? Pool your brain power to answer our quiz (think biscuit for one of the five answers) and you could win two classy tins of organic Duchy Originals.
1. Many websites place an "ID-card" in your computer after you visit them. What is it called?
2. Little Gem, Wallop and Webb's Wonderful are all types of what?
3. Who is Karol Jozef Wojtyla?
4. Which Nobel-prize-winning English physicist discovered the electron?
5. Who wrote: "Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still"?
Answers from June 21: 1. Chewing gum; 2. George "Beau" Brummell; 3. Nettle rash or hives; 4. Scrappy Doo; 5. Biscuits. Congratulations to Barbara Rodgers from Sheffield.
Send your answers on a postcard to:Take the Biscuit, Tracey Thomas, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12. The first set of correct answers out of the hat will take the biscuits - supplied by Duchy Originals. Teaching materials about organic food and farming are at www.duchyoriginals.com.*The TES may wish to process or disclose your data to approved third-party companies to monitor our progress and send you future promotions. If you wish us not to do this, please write 'No promotions' on your entry