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

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

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

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When Elfreide Jelinek was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2004, opinion was divided. Editorial assistant Claire Browne enters into the twisted world of The Piano TeacherRead More

The Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 shortlist has been announced, and Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent is the only novel of the six

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Designer Steve Panton on the many faces of Kenzaburo Oe's The Silent Cry - and the final cover choice.

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Read a brilliant interview with radical poet Eileen Myles, first published in The White Review.Read More

From 13th October you can own your very own collection of Vivienne Westwood's innermost thoughts and feelings on fashion, the environment, philosophy and culture. Have a look inside...

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Mary Gaitskill is the most acclaimed author you may never have read. We give you the lowdown on her books past and present.

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Most people would fit one of these things into their life at most.Read More
Editor Nick Sheerin on the constellation of stories in Adrian Bosc's prize-winning novel - and the story behind its clever cover design.Read More
At 14, Nadia Comaneci was the first Olympic gymnast to be awarded a perfect 10. Lola Lafon's novel is a powerful re-imagining of her lifeRead More

Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves will be an HBO miniseries starring Natalie Portman

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Another shortlisting for Adrian McKinty's latest Sean Duffy thriller, Rain Dogs.

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The Sex Lives of English Women tells the individual stories of twenty-four women, including a covered Muslim, a polyamorist, and a sexual healer. Wendy Jones writes about the response the book has had from readers

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Don't go to Vegas, is one of the pieces of advice to be found in I Don't Like Where This is Going, the newest crime caper from John Dufresne.

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From Garth Greenwald to Emma Cline via Jenny Diski and B.S. Johnson, here's what we at Serpent's Tail will be reading in hammocks once summer arrives, and before then, on the sofa with a hot water bottle.

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John Dufresne is the author of five novels and two books on writing and creativity. His most recent book starring therapist and self-employed detective Wylie 'Coyote' Melville, I Don't Like Where This is Going, is out now.Read More

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill has been published to rapturous reviews in the US, and now it's coming to the UK. Read the first chapters of the novel that's captured so many hearts across the world.

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Sarah Perry takes us on a tour of the fictional Essex village in which much of The Essex Serpent is set, and shows us her original sketch of the location.

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