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2015 Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist Revealed

Three books make up the shortlist for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize.

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Posted on 27th Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.

Review of the Year 2014: Part One

Review of the Year 2014: Part One

Posted on 24th Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

Another year is coming to a close, but oh, what a year it's been! In this, the first of three posts, we take a look at the book highlights from 2014, from January to April.

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.

Eimear McBride wins the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014

It took nine years for the literary world to notice Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing - but tonight she has won the first rebranded Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

"Give your manuscript to anyone who will read it." Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride's Folio Prize and Women's Prize for Fiction shortlisted  A Girl is a Half-formed Thing may have come as a revelation to the literary world this year, but she spent nine years trying to get it noticed. She told us of its conception, rejection and ultimate celebration.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Posted on 7th Apr, 2014 by Dan Lewis

The shortlist for the first Women's Prize for Fiction under their new sponsor has been announced...

Desmond Elliott Prize longlist announced

Four of last year's Waterstones eleven debut novels of the year have made the longlist for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize.

Baileys Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

The inaugural longlist for the Baileys Prize for Fiction was announced today...

Inaugural Folio Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

The all-encompassing fiction prize announces its first shortlist - which sports a distinctly American accent...