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Claire Armitstead

Hilary Mantel to publish new short story collection

The double Booker-winner will set the literary world alight with a collection of short fiction due in September, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Is this the most exciting literary news of the week? Not only is Hilary Mantel going to publish a shor

William Boyd on James Bond - books podcast

William Boyd's latest mission was to the Guardian book club, where he read from his James Bond novel Solo and revealed some of the secrets behind its composition.

Letters of Hemingway and Isherwood, with Simon Garfield - books podcast

Letters from Ernest Hemingway and Christopher Isherwood give us an intimate portrait of their lives, while Simon Garfield traces the art of letter writing through the ages.

Letters of Hemingway and Isherwood, with Simon Garfield - books podcast

Letters from Ernest Hemingway and Christopher Isherwood give us an intimate portrait of their lives, while Simon Garfield traces the art of letter writing through the ages.

Simon Armitage, water and the ocean's rising tide - books podcast

With the IPCC warning that our addiction to fossil fuels is driving "unprecedented" changes in the world's oceans which threaten mass extinction , the watery theme of this week's National Poetry Day could not have been more timely. This week's podcast

Simon Armitage, water and the ocean's rising tide - books podcast

With the IPCC warning that our addiction to fossil fuels is driving "unprecedented" changes in the world's oceans which threaten mass extinction , the watery theme of this week's National Poetry Day could not have been more timely. This week's podcast

Guardian Edinburgh books podcast: Charlotte Higgins, Jenny Uglow and Amy Sackville

Everyone knows about Roman roads, walls and viaducts, but what other traces did they leave behind? Charlotte Higgins, whose latest book explores the Roman legacy in 21st-century Britain, scours Edinburgh for answers. Jenny Uglow's latest biography takes

Guardian Edinburgh books podcast: Charlotte Higgins, Jenny Uglow and Amy Sackville

Everyone knows about Roman roads, walls and viaducts, but what other traces did they leave behind? Charlotte Higgins, whose latest book explores the Roman legacy in 21st-century Britain, scours Edinburgh for answers. Jenny Uglow's latest biography takes

Guardian Edinburgh Books podcast: Charlotte Mendelson and the World Writers' Conference

Why is Charlotte Mendelson's Booker-longlisted novel called Almost English, and what has Edinburgh world writers' conference achieved?

Guardian Edinburgh Books podcast: David Peace and Jonathan Agnew

David Peace, author of the best-selling Red Riding Quartet and The Damned Utd, introduces his second football novel, an epic portrait of the life and career of the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly. He explains the appeal of the beautiful game, why