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Running Up That Hill: Vassos Alexander on the Best Books for Aspiring Runners

A self-confessed runnning addict, sports reporter and presenter Vassos Alexander's passion has driven him from the world's hardest mountain race to the ultra-running stakes of the 153 mile Spartathlon, and now he's chronicled his experiences and what drives him in a new book, Running Up That Hill. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, he recommends some of the best inspirational books about running. 

M.R. Carey Recommends 5 Apocalyptic Novels

Mike Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on The Bridge, knows a thing or two about creating gripping dystopian fiction. Here he rounds up some of his favourite apocalyptic reads exclusively for Waterstones.

Larchfield's Polly Clark on W.H. Auden in Helensburgh

Author Polly Clark, author of our Scottish Book of the Month for March, Larchfield, uncovers how she found solace and inspiration in the little-known story of W.H. Auden's time in Helensburgh.

Also Human: Caroline Elton on Five Ways to Change the Medical Profession

As a psychologist who has spent a career working with doctors, Caroline Elton has seen first hand the psychological toll of working under near-constant pressure in a health system stretched to breaking point. Published today, her book Also Human is a challenging and humane new examination of a profession on the frontline of human trauma. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, she considers five ways we should be supporting our doctors and changing the medical profession.

Roots: An Exclusive Recipe and Cookbook Recommendations from Tommy Banks

Ahead of the publication of his sumptuous new recipe book, Roots on 5 April 2018, Michelin star-winning chef Tommy Banks shares an exclusive recipe and recommends some of his favourite cookbooks.

'God Stuff': Rhidian Brook on Faith in Fiction

'The imagination that allows a reader to believe in the world of a novel is the same imagination exercised in the believing (or not) of the divine.'

As he presents his latest novel The Killing of Butterfly Joe, author Rhidian Brook considers the changing relationship between literature and religious ideology and asks the question: when it comes to discussing issues of personal belief, has fiction lost its faith?

Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018

Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018

Posted on 14th Mar, 2018 by Martha Greengrass

As we mark the sad news of the death of renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking, we celebrate the life and work of a writer whose work inspired countless readers and reflect on the lasting influence of A Brief History of Time, a book which launched a genre and revolutionised science writing.  

X Marks the Plot: An Exclusive Interview with Jeff VanderMeer

Today the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Annihilation finally hits UK screens on Netflix. To celebrate, we present an exclusive interview with the original novel's author, Jeff Vandermeer where we discuss the uncanny world of weird fiction, creating a non-human novel and the imaginative legacy of his Southern Reach trilogy.

Peter Godfrey-Smith: A Long Waltz with Cephalopods

Peter Godfrey-Smith, the author of our eye-opening Non-Fiction Book of the Month for March, Other Minds, takes us on an exclusive diver's tour of the deep.

The Books That Got Me Through the First Two Years

The Books That Got Me Through the First Two Years

Posted on 9th Mar, 2018 by Sasha James

As we celebrate Mother's Day, bookseller Sasha James recommends the books that got her through the first two years as a new mum. A perfect combination of practical advice, timely reassurance and the ideal read to remind you that, however bad it gets, it could be much, much worse...

Best Books to Look Out For in March 2018

From electric thrillers to curtain-lifting inside stories, we round up the books you should have on your radar this March.

Educational Reading: Tara Westover Recommends Four Inspirational Memoirs

Tara Westover, the author of the unforgettable new biography, Educated, recommends the inspirational memoirs that gave her the conviction to write her own.