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From Faber & Faber's archive: Seamus Heaney's acceptance letter from 1965

In an exclusive piece for the Waterstones blog, Hannah Marshall, Faber Members Manager, elucidates the relationship between Faber and Heaney and shares the original letter, sent in 1965, in acceptance of his first volume of poetry, Death of a Naturalist.

Alexei Sayle: The question I wish I’d been asked (but never have)

Alexei Sayle talks about art college, bad driving and a fondness for Rees-Moggs. Well, one Rees-Mogg...

Book Club:The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Book Club:The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Posted on 24th Feb, 2016 by Anna North

Anna North, author of this weeks recommended Book Club title The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, has written a piece for our blog: What Publishing a Novel Taught Me About Life

Gifts from five literary Christmas characters

Gifts from five literary Christmas characters

Posted on 24th Dec, 2015 by Lucy Hounsom

With Christmas only hours away, author and bookseller Lucy Hounsom runs through some literary Christmas characters and the kind of gifts they might give...

Video: Ian Rankin in conversation

Legendary crime writer Ian Rankin talks about reprising his equally famous detective, John Rebus, in Even Dogs In The Wild.

Phil Rickman, author of Midwinter Of The Spirit, on adaptation

Phil Rickman, author of Midwinter Of The Spirit, on adaptation

Posted on 3rd Dec, 2015 by Phil Rickman

Author Phil Rickman discusses television adaptations and why a good novel usually beats good telly

“Incendio”: the story behind the music by Tess Gerritsen

“Incendio”: the story behind the music by Tess Gerritsen

Posted on 5th Nov, 2015 by Tess Gerritsen

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has composed a piece of music to accompany her new book, Playing With Fire. Here she talks a little about the inspiration behind the two interconnected works.

Sprout's BookClub, 19/7/14

Sprout's BookClub, 19/7/14

Posted on 19th Jul, 2014 by Nye Wright

Marlon Brando is here to make Sprout an offer she can't refuse, just as soon as he's finished his bucket of chicken.

Sprout's BookClub, 31/5/14

Sprout's BookClub, 31/5/14

Posted on 31st May, 2014 by Nye Wright

Michael Gove in a room with John Steinbeck and Harper Lee? #Awkward

Sprout's BookClub, 24/5/14

Sprout's BookClub, 24/5/14

Posted on 24th May, 2014 by Nye Wright

Why did Joseph Conrad, one of the most influential British novelists of all time but Polish by birth, choose to write in English? Well it's simple...

Sprout's BookClub, 17/5/14

Sprout's BookClub, 17/5/14

Posted on 17th May, 2014 by Nye Wright

What brings Joseph Conrad - and an elephant - to a place like this?

Sprout's BookClub, 10/5/14

Sprout's BookClub, 10/5/14

Posted on 10th May, 2014 by Nye Wright

Who has brought a melancholy elephant with them to meet the book baby?