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Antarctic Atlas: risking everything for a map

Antarctic Atlas: risking everything for a map

Antarctic Atlas: risking everything for a map

26 November 2020

Hanging out with a penguin colony and skiing down glaciers are all part of the job for Antarctic map maker Peter Fretwell.


Cambridge author’s uplifting story of feral children escaping the Gestapo’s clutches

Cambridge author’s uplifting story of feral children escaping the Gestapo’s clutches

Cambridge author’s uplifting story of feral children escaping the Gestapo’s clutches

23 November 2020

Cambridge author David Laws on the inspiration for his new novel, 'Führer's Children'


Tom Karen: the inventor who had designs on your childhood

Tom Karen: the inventor who had designs on your childhood

Tom Karen: the inventor who had designs on your childhood

20 November 2020

The chances are you will have played with a toy, ridden on a bike or seen a car that was designed by Cambridge's Tom Karen - he created the 70s.


Cambridge-based author publishes a collection of poems

Cambridge-based author publishes a collection of poems

Cambridge-based author publishes a collection of poems

12 November 2020

Philosophical Muse and Stuff ‘n’ Nonsense is by first-time author Stephen Oldham.


Comberton author has 101 words to save the world

Comberton author has 101 words to save the world

Comberton author has 101 words to save the world

07 November 2020

Novel output covers a palette of writing styles


Cambridge author Kelley Donner's new children's book finds Father Christmas 'elf-isolating'

Cambridge author Kelley Donner's new children's book finds Father Christmas 'elf-isolating'

Cambridge author Kelley Donner's new children's book finds Father Christmas 'elf-isolating'

05 November 2020

Just as Santa decides he has no choice but to furlough his elves, a bright young elf brings him a letter that changes everything.


A written remembrance of Grantchester villagers killed in WWI

A written remembrance of Grantchester villagers killed in WWI

A written remembrance of Grantchester villagers killed in WWI

05 November 2020

Resident pays tribute through just-published book


Can you spot Cambridge’s ten quirkiest landmarks?

Can you spot Cambridge’s ten quirkiest landmarks?

Can you spot Cambridge’s ten quirkiest landmarks?

31 October 2020

Author Andrew Kersham, reveals some of the strange stories behind the city's most unusual landmarks in his new book, Walking Cambridge

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Nina Stibbe interview: my wild childhood made me a writer

Nina Stibbe interview: my wild childhood made me a writer

Nina Stibbe interview: my wild childhood made me a writer

29 October 2020

Ahead of her conversation with Helen Lederer at the Cambridge Literary Festival, the author of Reasons to be Cheerful talks to Alex Spencer


Cambridge author’s 12th novel celebrates love for oldies

Cambridge author’s 12th novel celebrates love for oldies

Cambridge author’s 12th novel celebrates love for oldies

28 October 2020

‘Kiss Goodbye’ by Jennifer Chapman ‘reflects life as it is’


Matt Haig interview: the accidental mental health guru

Matt Haig interview: the accidental mental health guru

Matt Haig interview: the accidental mental health guru

15 October 2020

Author Matt Haig is coming to the Winter Cambridge Literary Festival to talk about his most personal novel yet, The Midnight Library.


Fairy tales, myths and stories retold for feminists by Cambridge-based author

Fairy tales, myths and stories retold for feminists by Cambridge-based author

Fairy tales, myths and stories retold for feminists by Cambridge-based author

15 October 2020

‘The Princess and the Prick’ adds hilarity to age-old genres


Fox picture book helps children understand death

Fox picture book helps children understand death

Fox picture book helps children understand death

04 October 2020

A picture book is an unexpected place to find a discussion of death, but Cambridgeshire author Isabel Thomas enjoys talking about big ideas with kids.

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Discover the treasures of the Cambridge University Library

Discover the treasures of the Cambridge University Library

Discover the treasures of the Cambridge University Library

03 October 2020

Fragile documents from Isaac Newton's notebooks to an ancient handwritten bible and Shakespeare's First Folio are now on Google Arts and Culture.


Helen Lederer interview: ‘I’m ready to be bad again’

Helen Lederer interview: ‘I’m ready to be bad again’

Helen Lederer interview: ‘I’m ready to be bad again’

01 October 2020

After setting up a new comedy writing prize for women, Helen Lederer is keen for the freedom to write her wicked memoirs and enjoy behaving badly.


Erin Kelly interview: a friend's awful date gave me a novel idea

Erin Kelly interview: a friend's awful date gave me a novel idea

Erin Kelly interview: a friend's awful date gave me a novel idea

10 August 2020

The secret history of a creepy asylum converted into luxury flats lies at the heart of Erin Kelly's new book


Paige Toon interview: My new book is a love letter to Cambridge

Paige Toon interview: My new book is a love letter to Cambridge

Paige Toon interview: My new book is a love letter to Cambridge

06 August 2020

Paige Toon’s research for her stories usually sees her jetting off around the world - but her new novel saw her drinking Prosecco in Grantchester


Author Tiffani Angus on time travels in a secret garden

Author Tiffani Angus on time travels in a secret garden

Author Tiffani Angus on time travels in a secret garden

25 July 2020

Growing up in the Nevada desert where no building was more than a few decades old, local writer Tiffani Angus developed a hankering for the historic.


Helen Callaghan interview: 'I almost drowned researching my novel'

Helen Callaghan interview: 'I almost drowned researching my novel'

Helen Callaghan interview: 'I almost drowned researching my novel'

17 July 2020

A diving lesson that was meant to be a research trip turned into a terrifying experience for the Cambridge author whose new novel is out next week


Crime queen Sophie Hannah reveals the secrets of how to write a bestseller

Crime queen Sophie Hannah reveals the secrets of how to write a bestseller

Crime queen Sophie Hannah reveals the secrets of how to write a bestseller

10 June 2020

Bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah has launched a new course to help writers unlock their potential and join her at the top of the book charts.

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