The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has nominated four book adaptations for awards. Emily Blunt is nominated for her performance in The Girl on the Train, based on Paul Hawkins’ Book. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Girl With All the Gifts, and the film adaptation of Tony and Susan, renamed Nocturnal Animals, are all in running.
On the BBC Books and Authors podcast today, Mariella Frostrup introduces literary postcards from around the world.
The UK’s top ten book chart includes three books picked for spring 2017 by Richard and Judy, the perhaps less glamorous but still epically book-shifting British answer to Oprah. The books are The Muse by Jessie Burton, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, and Baby Doll by Hollie Overton.