We're over the moon that Sarah Perry's novel The Essex Serpent has been named Waterstones Book of the Year!

Give a Serpent's Tail book this Christmas and say something more than 'I know you like reading, so...'

We're thrilled that The Essex Serpent is one of the four books shortisted for the Costa Novel of the Year award!


New releases


Watch Mary Gaitskill read from her highly-acclaimed new novel, The Mare.

We love this video, recorded in 1993, of Eileen Myles reading 'An American Poem', which is included in I Must Be Living Twice