Book Blog

The Interview: Simon Sebag Montefiore

The author talks about the third part of his epic Moscow trilogy, Red Sky at Noon.

The Interview: Naomi Novik on Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik discusses prejudice, sisterhood and weaving new magic in her latest fairy tale novel, Spinning Silver.

A Letter from the Island by Catherine Doyle

The author of our Children's Book of the Month takes readers to the island of Arranmore, a place steeped in mystery and magic.

How I Learned to Love My Hometown

From pebble-dash to Papa Don't Preach, Matt Cain introduces his novel The Madonna of Bolton.

Global Warning: Nick Harkaway on Gnomon

As Britain reaches boiling point, Nick Harkaway issues a warning for the future.

Five Heroes Who Flew the Spitfire

John Nichols, author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story, introduces five heroes of British military aviation history.

The Interview: Richard Flanagan on First Person

Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan discusses his new novel First Person and why fiction matters, now more than ever.

Why I Wrote A Voyage for Madmen

The author of our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for July explores what drew him to write about the first Golden Globe race.

Hello Everybody: An Exclusive Story from Days of Awe

An exclusive tale of swimsuits, sun-scorched pools and the rot that lies beneath the surface of twenty-first-century America.