In further good BAME news, the inaugural longlist for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has just been announced. Among those featured are Patrice Lawrence for Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence (2016-06-02), Kei Miller for Augustown: A Novel and David Olusoga for Black and British: A Forgotten History.

The Guardian weighs in on the best comics of 2017.

Is “rude” bookshop owner, Steve Bloom, the UK’s answer to Washington, DC’s famously curmudgeonly Jim of Capitol Hill Books?

The first ever interview Steve Clarke, the WH Smith CEO, is up on the Telegraph‘s Business section. He discusses his personal life as well as the fact that the company’s 225th anniversary will see a £48 million investment.

Over at LitHub, Rachel Vonona Cote discusses the many bad mothers in Charles Dickens’ novels.