Journalist Kevin Maher's debut novel The Fields is our Waterstones eleven choice for March. Writing exclusively for Waterstones blog, Kevin tells how he came to write the novel, and in a video interview with us he discusses how his knowledge of the world of film has fed his fiction...
In celebration of St David's Day, this week's Cheat Sheet takes a look at Wales' favourite son, Dylan Thomas
The second part of our guest post from Neil McKenna, in recognition of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender) History Month, in which he pieces together and finds a pattern in some fragments from his writer’s life...
This week is Jewish Book Week, and sees the announcement of the Jewish Quartely
-Wingate Prize 2013. Journalist and author of The Coincidence Engine
, Sam Leith
, looks at the rich breadth of the Prize's scope, and why this makes for such an interesting and diverse shortlist...
In recognition of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month, Neil Mckenna, author of the recently published Fanny and Stella
and The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
, pieces together and finds a pattern in some fragments from his writer’s life.
With the popularity of eBooks, publishers are becoming more and more creative with the design of the physical book. Cara Fielder takes a look at books that are not only beautiful on their own, but demand to sit together as part of a full collection...
This week, intrepid culinary explorer Bea Carvalho investigates What Katie Ate, and finds out it was all pretty delicious...
Aneurin Wright's Sprout's BookClub, our Saturday comic strip, continues as a Wild Thing explains the facts of life...
magazine have announced today the shortlist for the Diagram Prize 2013 for Oddest Title of the Year... Read more
Friday comes but once a week, so here's our ten questions to test your knowledge of the past week in books and more...
It's half way through the week and, for many children across the country, half way through half term - for children and adults alike, a dangerous time. The dreaded word "boredom" begins to rear its head. But, fear not, we've some glorious activity packs to download and enjoy, as well as advice for surviving the workplace courtesy of Elys Dolan
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The publication of an English translation of the 1Q84
trilogy was one of the highlights of last year's literary calendar.
Now, with the announcement this week of a new novel from prolific Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami
, his biggest fan Justin Hutchinson
, from our Marketing team, is keen to share his excitement over the prospect - even if there's no publication details set for a version he can actually read... Read more
author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,
explains what it is that compels her to use these homes away from home as settings in her novels - most recently Heartbreak Hotel
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With the anniversary of his death coming up on 23rd February, our Cheat Sheet this week looks at that born Romantic, John Keats