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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

Ion Trewin on The Man Booker Prize

With only a few days left before the announcement of this year's winner of the Man Booker Prize Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, looks at the consistent power of the award over its 46 year history. Read more
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A truly global prize

With just days to go until this year's shortlist is announced, Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, reflects on how with its new rules on eligibility the Man Booker Prize can finally bring us the greatest books written in English, from anywhere in the world. Read more
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Norwich – A Fine City (of Literature)

Norwich is a city of spires, rivers, great pubs, excellent coffee shops, but, most importantly, it is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Rowan Whiteside from our Norwich bookshop shares a just some of its literary achievements. Read more
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In conversation: William Boyd

With its paperback publication this week, we spoke to the author William Boyd about his James Bond novel, Solo; how he went about giving Bond more backstory, and who he thinks should write the next instalment. Read more

The UEA Effect

Two recent announcements have led Waterstones UEA manager Margaret Janes to ponder the enormous influence of the Norwich university on the literary world... Read more