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In conversation: James Dawson – Queen of Teen

James Dawson is the new Queen of Teen - crowned just last Friday! What does his new royal status mean to him, how does he plan to wield his bookish power, and what does he think about UK YA? Our own Isabel Popple caught up with him at the UK's first Young Adult Literature Convention to find out. Read more
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In conversation: Andrew Greig

Richard Lee spoke to historical novelist Andrew Greig, whose polymath skills have led him previously to be shortlisted for a Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, a Romantic Novelists’ Association Award, and to win the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award. He is also a poet and song-writer. Here they discuss his latest novel, Fair Helen - shortlisted for this year’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Read more
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In conversation: Ann Weisgarber

Richard Lee spoke to historical novelist Ann Weisgarber whose first novel The Personal History of Rachel Dupree was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the David J. Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction. Here they discuss her latest novel, The Promise - shortlisted for this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. 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
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In conversation: Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow talks about the twelfth book in his Cato series, The Blood Crows, why he was drawn to historical fiction in the first place, and why Hollywood has a lot to answer for in the modern understanding of Rome. Read more
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In Conversation: Camilla Lackberg

The bestselling Scandi-crime author Camilla Lackberg is back with the eighth book in her Erica Falck and Patrick Hedstrom series, Buried Angels. We caught up with her to find out her inspiration and how she strives to ensure that even her villains are sympathetic. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Vladimir Alexandrov

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Vladimir Alexandrov, professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Yale University, and author of The Black Russian. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Stephen Walsh

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Stephen Walsh,  recently retired professor at Cardiff University School of Music, and author of Musorgsky and his Circle. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Sheila Fitzpatrick

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Sheila Fitzpatrick, honorary professor of the University of Sydney, and author of A Spy in the Archives. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Owen Matthews

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Owen Matthews, a journalist based in Istanbul, and author of Glorious Misadventures. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Catherine Merridale

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Catherine Merridale, Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary London, and author of Red Fortress... Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Anya von Bremzen

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - beginning today with Anya von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. Read more
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Discover The Kept

James Scott's thriller The Kept is causing a buzz online - discover what it's all about in this interview and read an extract from the book... Read more