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The Lost Order - Rivka Galchen

The Lost Order - Rivka Galchen

Posted on 5th May, 2014 by Rivka Galchen

Read Rivka Galchen's The Lost Order from her new book American Innovations.

Closed Fracture - Kseniya Melnik

Closed Fracture - Kseniya Melnik

Posted on 20th May, 2014 by Kseniya Melnik

Read the short story Closed Fracture from Kseniya Melnik's new collection, Snow in May.

The Quietest Man - Molly Antopol

The Quietest Man - Molly Antopol

Posted on 4th May, 2014 by Molly Antopol

Read a short story from Molly Antopol's collection, The UnAmericans...

Read The Letter for the King

Read The Letter for the King

Posted on 2nd Jun, 2014 by Tonke Dragt & Laura Watkinson

Publisher Adam Freudenheim introduces an extract from a forgotten children's classic by Dutch writer Tonke Dragt, newly translated into English by Laura Watkinson - The Letter for the King

Linwood Barclay's top 10 thrillers

Linwood Barclay's top 10 thrillers

Posted on 19th May, 2014 by Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay knows a thing or two about thrillers, so to mark the publication of A Tap on the Window in paperback this week here are his top ten thriller movies of all time.

My top 10 coming of age novels - Emmi Itäranta

My top 10 coming of age novels - Emmi Itäranta

Posted on 8th May, 2014 by Emmi Itäranta

From David Mitchell to Ursula K. Le Guin, Emmi Itäranta - whose debut novel Memory of Water is published today - shares her top ten bildungsroman...

The writer's year: October, Deborah Moggach

The writer's year: October, Deborah Moggach

Posted on 1st Oct, 2014 by Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach on the joys of Autumn reading.

The writer's year: December, Susan Hill

As the weather turns colder, Susan Hill discusses the effect winter can have on your reading habits and tackling difficult books.

The writer's year: November, Russell Norman

Russell Norman, restaurateur and winner of the Waterstones Book Of the Year 2012 for Polpo on why pumpkins aren't just for Halloween.

The writer's year: August, Sam Byers


It's been over a year since Sam Byers' Costa Book Award shortlisted debut novel, Idiopathy, was published. In that time, what has he learned? Well, for one thing, published authors need to wear trousers...

The writer's year: July, Santa Montefiore


Santa Montefiore looks forward to celebrating summer in the English countryside this July.

Alone time

Alone time

Posted on 8th May, 2014 by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead wants to be alone... at least when she's writing.