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Jon Sopel on the Fading Power of Donald Trump

Jon Sopel, the BBC's North America Editor, gives an insider's view of the damage recent events in Washington have done to the Trump legacy.

Q&A with Ruth Coker Burks on All the Young Men

Ruth Coker Burks, the author of All the Young Men, talks about caring for men with HIV and AIDS in conservative 1980s Arkansas.

A Q&A with Kiley Reid on Such A Fun Age

Kiley Reid, the author of our January Book of the Month, discusses her novel Such a Fun Age.

What to Read Next After Normal People

So you've devoured Sally Rooney's zeitgeist-capturing novel and are looking around for something similar? Step this way...

Jasper Gibson on His Favourite Novels That Reflect on Mental Health Issues

Jasper Gibson, the author of The Octopus Man, shares his favourite fiction exploring mental health issues.

The Birth of a Cult Classic:Ho-Ling Wong on Ayatsuji'sThe Decagon House Murders

The translator of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders writes about the real-life Mystery Club that inspired the cult classic of Japanese crime novel.

Romy Hausmann on Her Favourite Books on Families

The author of Dear Child, our Thriller of the Month for January, shares her top three books on families.

The Houses That Look Like Ours: An Essay by Lesley Parr

Lesley Parr, author of The Valley of Lost Secrets, our Children's Book of the Month for January, on depictions of working class kids in children's literature.

The Waterstones Round Up: January's Best Children's Books

Christmas may have been and gone but there are still lots of terrific treats for younger readers coming this January.