About Dan Lewis

Dan is Editor of Waterstones.com/blog and can often be found chasing authors with a video camera and a notebook full of questions.
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In conversation: David Mitchell

Ahead of his events this evening at Waterstones Piccadilly and in Manchester this Thursday, Dan Lewis spoke to David Mitchell about long novels, being in command of a universe of characters, and how technology both helps and hinders us. Read more
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The Big Book Season: 25th September

We could describe this week as "a big day for amazing new books" but surely we could do better than that? Let's see what the thesaurus can do to help. How about "an abundant occasion featuring a prodigious range of novel literature"? However you want to say it - there's a ton of new stuff to read, so here are some of our favourites. Read more
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Man Booker Prize 2014: The Shortlist

Will Howard Jacobson make it two for two? Will Ali Smith finally triumph on the third attempt? There's surprises and excitement aplenty as this year's shortlist for the Man Booker Prize is announced. Read more
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The Devils’ Alliance

Seventy-five years ago today an unlikely partnership was born when Adolf Hitler allied the Nazi state with Joseph Stalin's Soviet Russia. Historian Roger Moorhouse explains why this event - often little more than a footnote in the narrative of World War Two - was so crucial: not only defining a third of the war, but also going some way to start it. Read more
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An Augustus reading list

Today marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus - so we thought we'd take a look at the best books to read to understand the young man who rose to create the Empire. Read more