Book Blog

The Interview: Preti Taneja on We That Are Young

We present an exclusive interview with author Preti Taneja, the winner of the 2018 Desmond Elliott Prize.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Year Winner Angie Thomas

An exclusive filmed interview with Angie Thomas about The Hate U Give, the unmissable Waterstones Book of the Year winner for 2018.

An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Taylor

Ahead of the publication of his new novel The Fire Court, Andrew Taylor talks to us about stepping back into the world of The Ashes of London.

An Exclusive Q&A with Babylon Berlin's Volker Kutscher

Jazz-Age glamour, sex, murder and the rise of Nazism: the murky world of Babylon Berlin. Meet the author of the novels inspiring Sky Atlantic’s hottest new drama series.

The Interview: Richard Flanagan on First Person

Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan discusses his new novel First Person and why fiction matters, now more than ever.

A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Anthony Quinn

"It feels like the black taxi in 1945 against the red sports car in 1962. It has that kind of 'pop' of colour." As BBC R4 presents its Love Henry James season, we offer a very different take on James as seen through the haze of the summer of 1967, the world of Anthony Quinn's latest novel, Eureka. Following screenwriter Nat Fane as he struggles to adapt a Henry James short story for the screen, Eureka offers a probing exploration of culture on the move and the darker side of creativity. In an exclusive interview for Waterstones, we talk to Quinn about writing about writers, London’s swinging Sixties and how he found his way from black and white to technicolour.  Cover Image: Anthony Quinn by Mark Vessey (2015)

A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Sarah Moss

“It comes apart in your hands and you realise you were holding pieces because it was never whole” With her accutely perceptive, sensitive fiction, Sarah Moss has been quietly building up a reputation as one of the best British novelists writing today. Described by The Independent 'as a new kind of state-of-the-nation novel', her latest book, The Tidal Zone, may be her best yet. We caught up with Moss to discuss tackling the aftermath of near-tragedy and the integral part storytelling plays in how we navigate our lives.

A Waterstones Exclusive Q&A with The Girls Author Emma Cline

"I think of every song and movie and book that taught me how to look at women and girls, but not how to be one." A standout choice for our Fiction Book of the Month for May, debut novel The Girls is intense, heat-filled and brooding; as sensuous as it is brutal. We caught up with author Emma Cline to talk about creating an immersive Californian noir, honest depictions of female sexuality and that ever-tricky label, 'girl'.

A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Sarah J. Maas

To celebrate the publication of A Court of Wings and Ruin, the third novel in Sarah J Maas’s breath-taking Court of Thorns and Roses series we present an exclusive interview with the author. Recorded on location in Glasgow during Maas’s 2016 UK tour, Waterstones’ Catriona Morrison caught up with Maas to discuss the secrets at the heart of her best-loved and most conflicted characters. Get a sneak peak at what fate lies in store for Chaol and Nesryn from the Throne of Glass world and a tantalising glimpse of future projects, including the ultimate challenge of recreating DC’s shadowy anti-heroine, Catwoman, for a new YA audience.

The Ones We Love The Most

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection, You Are Not A Stranger Here, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the PEN/Winship Award. His new novel Imagine Me Gone explores a family's love, as well as the depression that resonates through the generations. Theo Tait writing for The Sunday Times described the novel as ‘intimate and panoramic’. He continued,‘there is an exhilaration in reading something so perceptive and well executed’. Waterstones Online’s Sally Campbell caught up with the author to discuss his writing routine, the term 'mental illness' and his exceptionally well-received new book.

An Exclusive Interview with Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and multi award-winning author Neil Gaiman discuss Neverwhere.

Author interview: Sarah Winman

An interview with Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit and, published tomorrow, A Year of Marvellous Ways.

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