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A Delicious Recipe from Olia Hercules

The chef and author of Summer Kitchens and Mamushka shares a mouthwatering vegetarian recipe from her new book Home Food.

What David Solomons Would Do If He Ruled the Galaxy

David Solomons, author of A Beginner's Guide to Ruling the Galaxy, outlines his manifesto as Supreme Overlord with the Best Hair.

Michael Pedersen on Male Friendships

Michael Pedersen, author of Boy Friends, discusses the alchemical power of male friendship and how he came to write his book.

Femi Kayode's Top Crime Novels Set in Africa

Femi Kayode, author of Lightseekers, our Thriller of the Month for July, picks his favourite mysteries located in Africa.

Christian Wolmar on Why Now for a Book About British Rail

Christian Wolmar, author of British Rail, reflects on why now is the perfect time to write an authoritative history of the state-owned company.

M.T. Khan on Jinn, the Mirrors to Ourselves

M.T. Khan, author of Nura and the Immortal Palace, our Children's Book of the Month for July, reveals the true power of jinns in storytelling.

Joseph Coelho on Becoming the 12th Waterstones Children's Laureate

The new Waterstones Children's Laureate discusses what the prestigious role means to him.

Lauren Groff on the Real-Life Marie de France

Lauren Groff, author of Matrix, our Fiction Book of the Month for July, reflects on speculation about the real identity of the novel's redoutable heroine.

Gabrielle Zevin on the Magic of Childhood Friendships

Gabrielle Zevin, author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, reflects on the nature of friendships old and new.