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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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St John’s College digitises 13th-century Robert de Lindsay manuscript

St John’s College digitises 13th-century Robert de Lindsay manuscript

St John’s College digitises 13th-century Robert de Lindsay manuscript

07 May 2020

Psalter goes online to reach new audience In the University of Cambridge digital library


Eye Inspire book offers a vision for Yvette and others with impaired sight

Eye Inspire book offers a vision for Yvette and others with impaired sight

Eye Inspire book offers a vision for Yvette and others with impaired sight

01 May 2020

Contributions sought from others with sight impariment by Impington-based DJ


Venom by Bex Hogan: High stakes on the high seas

Venom by Bex Hogan: High stakes on the high seas

Venom by Bex Hogan: High stakes on the high seas

24 April 2020

Alex Spencer talks to Cambridge author Bex Hogan about Venom, the second book in The Isles of Storm and Sorrow series, and her teen pirate heroine

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What to listen out for at The Listening Festival from Cambridge Literary Festival

What to listen out for at The Listening Festival from Cambridge Literary Festival

What to listen out for at The Listening Festival from Cambridge Literary Festival

16 April 2020

The ‘lite’ version of the spring festival will be available online from Friday April 17 to Sunday April 19.


How to cope with lockdown cabin fever

How to cope with lockdown cabin fever

How to cope with lockdown cabin fever

06 April 2020

Lifecoaches Judy and Adrian Reith's new guide to living the life you want in retirement has lessons for anyone feeling cooped up at home.


Gill Hornby interview: the literary mystery that sparked a novel idea

Gill Hornby interview: the literary mystery that sparked a novel idea

Gill Hornby interview: the literary mystery that sparked a novel idea

30 March 2020

A stash of secret letters, a shadowy figure and one of England’s most famous authors inspired Gill Hornby’s new novel. Alex Spencer finds out more


Cambridgeshire author's book encourages children to achieve

Cambridgeshire author's book encourages children to achieve

Cambridgeshire author's book encourages children to achieve

29 March 2020

Cambridgeshire author Bianca D'Agostino has written an uplifting children’s book entitled You Are Not the Boss of Me.


Tom Watson: How I lost eight stone

Tom Watson: How I lost eight stone

Tom Watson: How I lost eight stone

24 March 2020

Alex Spencer talks with Tom Watson the former deputy leader of the Labour Party who has shunned sugar and turned his health around


Interview: Sir Oliver Letwin discusses his latest book

Interview: Sir Oliver Letwin discusses his latest book

Interview: Sir Oliver Letwin discusses his latest book

13 March 2020

The former government minister is set to present Apocalypse How?: Technology and the Threat of Disaster at the Cambridge Literary Festival next month.


New book helps children reach for the stars

New book helps children reach for the stars

New book helps children reach for the stars

10 March 2020

Cambridge author, illustrator and educator Kelley Donner has published two more books in her Happy Heads series.


Mandy Morton interview: Purrfecting the mystery of The Ice Maid's Tail

Mandy Morton interview: Purrfecting the mystery of The Ice Maid's Tail

Mandy Morton interview: Purrfecting the mystery of The Ice Maid's Tail

14 February 2020

When Mandy Morton's beloved cat died, she took the unusual step of turning her into a fictional detective, as Alex Spencer finds out.


Rory Clements: novel plot came to me in a dream

Rory Clements: novel plot came to me in a dream

Rory Clements: novel plot came to me in a dream

29 January 2020

Bestselling author's new World War II spy thriller delves into Hitler’s secret life and a devastating weapon that could have destroyed the Nazis


Cambridge author Menna van Praag to launch new novel next month

Cambridge author Menna van Praag to launch new novel next month

Cambridge author Menna van Praag to launch new novel next month

24 January 2020

The Cambridge branch of Waterstones will host the official launch of The Sisters Grimm on February 5.


Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

21 January 2020

The best-selling crime writer reveals the real-life experiences that provided her insight into the dark psychology of her characters


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