Book Blog - Non-Fiction

Shaun Tan: The Grimm Sculptor

Shaun Tan is an award-winning artist, illustrator and author. Beloved for his quirky, surreal style, Tan is best known for his illustrative work on the picture books The Lost Thing and The Rabbits. His latest book, The Singing Bones, is an exquisitely unusual, entirely original and simply beautiful collection of art inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales. We are honoured to present this behind-the-scenes glimpse of Tan's artistic process, exclusive to Waterstones and perfectly apt for All Hallows' Eve.

Akademie X: Lessons in art and life

Olafur Eliasson, creator of The Tate Modern's The Weather Project, on experimentation in art and the importance of printed books.

Non-fiction Book of the Month: Playing to the Gallery

Grayson Perry introduces our November Non-fiction Book of the Month Playing to the Gallery and Kerry Meech shares some of her favourite images... 

Grayson Perry - a gallery

Kerry Meech shares some of her favourite images from Grayson Perry's new book - Playing to the Gallery.

Waterstones Book of the Year 2013 - shortlist announced

A début graphic novel is up against literary heavyweights in the fight for our Book of the Year...

Cornelia Parker on life in a spiral trajectory

Sculptor Cornelia Parker spoke to us about her work and her new monograph...

Philip Hook on the value of art

Senior Director of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby's Philip Hook spoke to us this afternoon about how modern art is big money...

Travel to Hell with Brian May...

We spoke to Brian May about his lifelong passion for the art of stereoscopic cards, his love of all things analogue, and his wildlife campaigning...

Rick Gekoski on Lost, Stolen or Shredded

Writer, broadcaster and rare book dealer Rick Gekoski spoke to us about our fascination for the absent and the paradigm shift of the digital era...

The John Lennon Letters

The John Lennon Letters brings together some three hundred letters and postcards from John to friends, fans, loves and even the laundry - many illustrated in his own humorous style. Take a look at this letter from John to his first wife Cynthia on their first Christmas...

Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 longlist announced

The longlist for the prestigious non-fiction award is big on biography - but there's still something for everyone...

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