Book Blog

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.

The Interview: Lissa Evans on Old Baggage

Lissa Evans discusses her latest novel, Old Baggage.

The Waterstones Children's Summer Reading Round-Up

As we head into holiday time, we round-up our selection of the best new children's summer reading.

Svetlana Lokhova on Stalin's Female Spies

The author of The Spy Who Changed History on the women who risked it all in service of the USSR.

What Kate Did Next: Allison Pearson on How Hard Can it Be?

Allison Pearson on returning to her I Don't Know How She Does It heroine Kate Reddy fifteen years on.

In Deep: Adam Baron on Boy Underwater

Adam Baron, the author Boy Underwater, discusses how he approached writing about difficult themes in his first novel for children.