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Meet the Man Booker Shortlist: Joshua Ferris

In the lead up to this year's Man Booker Prize announcements we'll be sharing brief interviews with the shortlisted authors - starting today with Joshua Ferris who has been nominated for his novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Read more
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In conversation: Andrew Marr

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr has already seen a tremendous amount of success for his informative and tremendously readable histories, but with Head of State he has written his first novel. Why, and what can we expect? Read more
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Ask Atwood: The Answers

We asked our Twitter followers for questions to ask Margaret Atwood - and today, on the publication of her new collection of tales, Stone Mattress - here are her answers to some of our favourites. Read more
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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