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We asked our booksellers to highlight the books that are most requested by our customers.

In conversation: David Mitchell

In conversation: David Mitchell

Posted on 10th Nov, 2014 by Dan Lewis Lewis

Ahead of his events this evening at Waterstones Piccadilly and in Manchester this Thursday, Dan Lewis spoke to David Mitchell about long novels, being in command of a universe of characters, and how technology both helps and hinders us.

A truly global prize

A truly global prize

Posted on 3rd Sep, 2014 by Ion Trewin

With just days to go until this year's shortlist is announced, Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, reflects on how with its new rules on eligibility the Man Booker Prize can finally bring us the greatest books written in English, from anywhere in the world.

Read The Goldfinch

Read The Goldfinch

Posted on 10th Jun, 2014 by Donna Tartt

Finally out in paperback, read the opening of Donna Tartt's masterpiece - The Goldfinch.

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...

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...

Interview: Kirsty Wark

Interview: Kirsty Wark

Posted on 11th Apr, 2014 by Kirsty Wark

We spoke to Kirsty Wark about her debut novel The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle...

Baileys Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

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

Review of the year: October-December

Though the year isn't quite over yet, we're going to try to wrap up the last three months this week...

The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt in conversation

In an exclusive Waterstones event at the end of 2013, Donna Tartt spoke to Kirsty Wark and a sell-out audience about her latest novel, The Goldfinch...

More writers' Christmas gift lists...

We've managed to pilfer some more authors' Christmas shopping lists to find out what gifts they're buying for their friends and family this year. So, if you're expecting a present from Max Hastings, Lauren St John, Frank Lampard, Deborah Rodriguez or Alan Johnson do NOT read on...

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists announced

The Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 shortlists have been announced - and the race is on for victory across the ten categories...