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Rewriting Ourselves

Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series, talks about how he wrote, and rewrote, his new novel Afterworlds, and explains how the process of rewriting is important not only in writing and fiction, but in our everyday lives.  Read more
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In conversation: Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey found tremendous success with his alien invasion novel The Fifth Wave, but - as he reveals in this interview to mark the publication of the second book in the series, The Infinite Sea, he came to write YA by accident. Read more
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The Graveyard Directory

Sophie Hannah found inspiration for the name of Hercule Poirot's sidekick, in her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders, in a slightly unusual place. Read more
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James Dashner’s 5 Maze Runner Inspirations

Coming to cinemas in the UK this October, James Dashner's dystopian epic- and our Children's Book of the Month - The Maze Runner owes its inspiration to some classic films, books, TV shows and... - well, we'll let him explain. Read more