Rory Carroll is the Guardian
's Latin American correspondent and author of Comandante,
a revealing study of the political legacy of the hugely controversial Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, who died last week. Here, he explains how he was inspired to give his side of the story...
, our Online Content and Community Manager, tells us why Artemis Cooper
's retelling of the adventures of Patrick Leigh Fermor
is his Waterstones Book of the Year
has beaten Rose Tremain
and Peter James
amongst others to win this year's Wellcome Trust Book Prize
. Read more
Samuel Johnson Prize nominated writer Sue Prideaux on her book Strindberg: A Life.
How do I feel about being on the short list?
Well, I have no idea how many non-fiction books are published in Britain every year but to find Strindberg on the shortlist of six for the Samuel Johnson Prize
is astonishing - and wonderful. Read more