Attention Nerdfighters! Isabel Popple
is here to help you get that John Green
fix without having to wait for a new John Green book... Read more
This year we celebrate 10 years of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Looking back at all the fabulous books that have walked away with a shiny trophy and – let’s not be shy here – a lovely fat cheque, we got to wondering just what goes into writing a book worthy of the prize. To that end we asked our nine winning authors, from 2005’s Stuart Hill to 2013’s Annabel Pitcher, a series of questions cunningly devised to reveal the hidden truths about writing brilliant books for children. We put the results into the computer, added lots of bright paint and hey presto! The world’s first literary prize Infographic! We hope you enjoy it! Read more
by Adam Johnson
continues our series of extracts from Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award nominees...
Recorded at a special event at Waterstones Trafalgar Square, Alan Johnson
MP discusses his book This Boy - A Memoir of a Childhood
... Read more
Continuing our series of extracts from Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award nominees, here's Othello
by Marjorie Celona
Former police psychologist Emma Kavanagh
looks for the probable cause of her new career as a writer of crime fiction...
Every day leading up to the announcement of this year's Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award winner, we're bringing you a taste of each nominated story - starting with Tahmima Anam
's Anwar Gets Everything
... Read more
The Thing, The Hulk and M.O.D.O.K. resolve their creators' creative differences? Well, we didn't see that coming...
Josh Malerman attempts to pinpoint the elusive inspiration behind his Hitchcockian psychological horror story, Bird Box... Read more
Parliament has always had its fair share of corrupt members says Chris Bryant MP
, and in many ways, you've never had it so good...
*Chants* Quiz! Quiz! Quiz! Quiz! Quiz! Quiz! etc...
This week, Val McDermid
joins The Austen Project with her modern re-imagining of Jane Austen
's gothic classic Northanger Abbey....
One Night in Winter
, a tense thriller by Russian historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore
, is our second Book Club book of the week...
's fictionalised account of a true story of murder and mystery in Iceland is one of our two Book Club books of the week...
With the publication of his latest book A Love Like Blood
, Marcus Sedgwick
ponders what makes a novel "for" one audience rather than another - and whether the distinction ever matters...
A runaway bestseller already in Germany, where it has sold over a million copies since its publication in 2012, Timur Vermes
' satirical novel Look Who's Back
(translated by Jamie Bulloch
) sees a rather confused Adolf Hitler
return to modern day Germany... Read more
After this week’s glittering Romantic Novelist Association Awards ceremony, Richard Lee
looks at the modern take on historical romance... Read more
selects five of her favourite novels set against a backdrop of conflict... Read more
's brought a few... friends to help Stan Lee
see things from his point of view. Gulp.
It’s no secret that Hollywood constantly takes ideas from the book industry (as our Oxford Street store pointed out during the Oscars
) but there are plenty of adaptations that are nowhere near as high-profile as their award-nominated brethren. Did you know that Shrek
and Who Framed Roger Rabbit
were originally books? And about Alfred Hitchcock’s predilection for putting words to the screen? If you didn’t, and anyone who said they did is lying, here are some film adaptations that began started off as the finer medium in life. Read more
Finally, we've gotten Kermit the Frog into our Week in Books quiz! This has made us very happy.
In part three of his My Struggle
series, Boyhood Island, Karl Ove Knausgaard
looks back at a formative time filled with frustrations... Read more
, author of the Spycatcher
series, chooses his top double-0 seven essential spy novels... Read more
Here's the second of our two exclusive extracts from the final book in Laini Taylor
's epic Daughter of Smoke and Bone
series - Dreams of Gods and Monsters
... Read more
's debut novel is this week's Book Club book of the week...