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Here's where you'll find all the extras — Q&As with your favourite authors, essays from your other favourites, and maybe even the occasional blog post from a staff member.

So if you want to know what makes your favourite author tick, or what they listen to while they're writing, or how they researched their latest masterpiece, check here first.

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An extract from Breakthrough by Jack Andraka

4 July 2017

To celebrate #LGBTLit, read an extract from Jack Andraka's Breakthrough

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Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys on Under the Love Umbrella

11 March 2017

The author and illustrator of Under the Love Umbrella share a message…

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Translator Q&A: Samuel Rutter

23 September 2016

Sam Rutter, translator of new release The Winterlings, talks about his…

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Q&A with Dr Robynne Chutkan

21 January 2016

A Q&A with Dr Robynne Chutkan, author of The Microbiome Solution

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The Drowning Ophelia recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

27 November 2015

Drown your sorrows not yourself, with this pretty blue cocktail from…

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Prospero’s Dark and Stormy recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

18 November 2015

Feel the power, with this Shakespearean twist on the classic Dark and…

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Juliet’s Emoji-To recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

12 November 2015

A twist on the classic Mojito, from Shakespeare, Not Stirred: cocktails…

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Lady Macbeth’s G-Spot recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

28 October 2015

A whisky-based cocktail for all you ambitious mistresses of the house,…

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Queen Elizabeth’s “Virgin” Colada recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

22 October 2015

A piña colada with an Elizabethan twist, from Shakespeare, Not Stirred:…

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A letter to my future self: on being a new father

23 September 2015

I like the baby’s face in the morning, more than maybe anything I have…

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