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Sep 08, 2019
Deborah Levy on her bestselling new novel, The Man Who Saw Everything.
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Sep 02, 2019

With books such as My Swordhand is Singing and the award-winning Floodland to his name, Marcus Sedgwick's distinctive brand of gothic drama and dark suspense have marked him out as one of the most accomplished Young Adult writers around. For his latest novel, Snowflake, AZ, Sedgwick mined his own traumatic illness as well as the sickness of the planet in these times of severe climate change. In the exclusive essay below, he explains what living with a chronic illness is really like and how his condition fed into his fiction.

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Aug 27, 2019

In an exclusive interview for Waterstones, author Deborah Levy discusses misunderstanding and playing with time in her 2019 Booker Prize-longlisted novel The Man Who Saw Everything.

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Aug 25, 2019
A special edition of Open Book from the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
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Aug 20, 2019

As pupils and students across the land start to hear the siren call of school and university drawing them back to academia, what better time to reflect upon some of the great school stories and campus novels?

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Aug 18, 2019
Benjamin Myers on his latest The Offing, and Proust's In Search of Lost Time discussed.
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Aug 11, 2019
Colm Tóibín reflects on the fathers of Irish greats and US bestseller Mary Beth Keane
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Jul 28, 2019
David Nicholls on his new novel Sweet Sorrow and a reader's guide to Elizabeth Hardwick
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Jul 23, 2019
Pam Hogg and Mark Billingham choose their books worth reading.
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Jul 21, 2019
Award-winning poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Jul 16, 2019
Dolly Alderton and Clare Mackintosh talk about books they love to Harriett Gilbert.
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Jul 14, 2019
On the centenary of her birth Open Book celebrates the novels of Iris Murdoch
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Jul 09, 2019
Harriett Gilbert talks to Dom Joly and Kate Hamer about their favourite books.
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Jul 02, 2019
Mathew Baynton and Aasmah Mir choose favourite books to recommend to Harriett Gilbert.
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Jun 30, 2019
Will Eaves discusses Murmur, his award-winning novel about Alan Turing
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Jun 25, 2019
Nicci Gerrard and Gary Younge join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books.
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Jun 23, 2019
Irish author Kevin Barry, winner of the Impac Award and the Goldsmiths Prize, discusses his new novel Night Boat to Tangier, a dark comedy billed as Waiting For Godot meets In Bruges. Novelist and journalist Molly Flatt, who writes about culture and technology for the Bookseller, discusses a growing trend for book versions of successful podcasts. 25 years since the death of Derek Jarman, Mariella is joined by writers Philip Hoare and Mike Parker to explore queer nature writing, a genre concerned with the push and pull of the natural world, from a queer perspective.
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Jun 19, 2019

The Mirror & the Light, the final part of Hilary Mantel’s rapturously received and multi-award winning Wolf Hall trilogy, has finally arrived on a wave of adulation and acclaim. Even at nearly 1,000 pages devoted readers will soon make quick work of Mantel's latest masterwork, running the risk of a Cromwell-sized hole in their literary lives. But fear not, because there is a wealth of historical fiction of the highest calibre available and we have detailed the very best below.

Admittance to this literary court is rigorous and demanding; only the finest, most immersive and exquisitely crafted novels gain Waterstones’ regal patronage. From the primal stench of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the counting houses of a nascent New York, and from the bestial squalor of eighteenth-century Yorkshire to the expansive myths of the American West, these are period dramas to lose yourself in.             

           
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Jun 18, 2019
Cathy Newman and Jeffery Deaver discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
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Jun 16, 2019
Carolina Setterwall and the pleasures of re-reading. With Mariella Frostrup.
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Jun 12, 2019
Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Hannah Peel share the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
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Jun 09, 2019
Pajtim Statovci on his novel Crossing and we explore the work of Gerald Murnane
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Jun 04, 2019
Stephen Morris and Pippa Evans tell presenter Harriett Gilbert about books they love.
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May 26, 2019
Mia Couto and Wayétu Moore discuss two new African novels exploring colonialism and myth
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May 19, 2019
Ben Smith and Julia Blackburn on Doggerland; Ghana's literary scene; Rosie Price
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