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The Big Book Season: 28th August

Thursday 28th August. A day like any other. Or is it? Today is the first of a flurry of big book publishing days. Read on for our round-up of the best new books hitting the shelves today. 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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So, you want to be a writer?

Are you sure? Writing involves a lot of staring at screens, making stupid gesticulations as you try to find the right word, self-loathing, drinking to forget, rejection after rejection and very little money. Still here? Okay, Rowan Whiteside from our Norwich bookshop with her pick of the best creative writing books. 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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Twauthors – The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff. Read more
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Book Clinic – Dystopia

In the light of Malorie Blackman's appointment this week as the new Waterstones Children's Laureate, Isabel Popple takes a look at the best dystopian teen fiction around... Read more
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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