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The Best Paperback Non-Fiction This Autumn

Following on from our guide to great paperback fiction, we present a selection of perfect non-fiction reading for the autumn months.

Huw Lewis-Jones on Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands

Huw Lewis-Jones, author of Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands, discusses the romantic allure of fictional island paradises.

The Waterstones Interview: Serhii Plokhy

In an exclusive interview the author Serhii Plokhy discusses his new book Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front.

In Celebration of le Carré: A Selection of Great Espionage Novels

To celebrate the publication of John le Carré's 25th novel, Agent Running in the Field, we proffer a selection of great spy fiction to whet your appetite.

The Best Paperback Fiction This Autumn

As we move from beach reads to fireside comforts, we profile the finest fictional offerings autumn has to offer.

The Waterstones Interview: Eric Vuillard

The author of The Order of the Day, our Waterstones Book of the Month for October, on the challenges of combining fiction with historical fact.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy by Black Authors

In celebration of Black History Month, we select some of the finest speculative writing from black authors.

National Poetry Day: The Best New Poetry Collections

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day on Thursday 3 October, we round-up the finest verse of 2019.

The Waterstones Interview: Emma Donoghue

In an exclusive interview, the author Emma Donoghue discusses her new novel, Akin.