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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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
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Baileys Prize for Fiction launches #ThisBook

With excitement building to the announcement of this year's prize winner, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is setting out to discover the books written by women that have had the biggest impact on the lives of UK readers. Read more