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Marcus Sedgwick on the Enigma of Snowflakes

From one of our favourite small press publishers Little Toller, Snow is Marcus Sedgwick's exquisite monograph split into six chapters, mirroring the sides of a snowflake itself, looking at snow as a measure of climate change, as a symbol of Christmas and as a scientific curiosity. Considering the work of ‘Snowflake’ Bentley, the person credited with the discovery that two snowflakes are never alike, for Waterstones the author discusses this most fleeting of natural geometries.

World Book Day 2015

World Book Day 2015

Posted on 4th Mar, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien

It's World Book Day tomorrow, as if we ever needed an excuse to dress up as our favourite book characters..

Costa Book Awards 2014 winners announced

Ali Smith, Emma Healey and Helen Macdonald are among this year's Costa Book Award winners, who will go on to compete for the overall Costa Book of the Year. Plus, a chance for Waterstones Cardholders to win the entire Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlist.

The Bookseller YA Book Prize shortlist announced

The Bookseller has announced the ten titles on the shortlist for it's exciting new prize in the world of children's and Young Adult fiction, the YA Book Prize 2015.

Costa Book Awards Shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2014 Costa Book Awards have been announced, including Man-Booker Prize shortlisted novels and the Samuel Johnson Prize winner. It's going to be a tough one for the judges this year. Here's the category shortlists.

In conversation: Marcus Sedgwick

In conversation: Marcus Sedgwick

Posted on 14th Aug, 2014 by Isabel Popple

Marcus Sedgwick is a British master - the author of over thirty novels, he has been shortlisted multiple times for the Carnegie Medal and earlier this year won the Printz Award for Midwinterblood. His writing is magical - often in every sense of the word – atmospheric, thoughtful, and with characters that leap of the page, and his latest book, She Is Not Invisible, follows teenager Laureth on a search through the New York streets for her missing father, with just his cryptic notebook – and her seven year old brother - to guide her. And when I meet the author in person, he is tall, quietly spoken, and as engaging and astute as his writing.

But who is it "for"? - Marcus Sedgwick

With the publication of his latest book A Love Like Blood, Marcus Sedgwick ponders what makes a novel "for" one audience rather than another - and whether the distinction ever matters...