If you’re reading this in the US, look out for these novels, which have all sold well in the UK and will be crossing the pond in 2017.
There’s a bumper crop of new podcast episodes today. On BBC Radio Four’s Best of Today, Meet the Author introduces us to Tim Pears and his latest novel, The Horseman.. On Books and Authors, Mariella Frostrup talks to James Lasdun about his new book, The Fall Guy, and discusses crime fiction for 2017 as well as bestsellers. The Fall Guy is also reviewed in The Guardian today. And on the latest Adventures with Words, publishing industry insiders Rob and Kate enthuse over their latest crop of book post.
Prince Charles is set to write a new Ladybird Experts book about climate change.
After Jenny Colgan published a non-too-flattering review of Nadiya Hussein’s The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters, a Twitterstorm ensued.
A letter to the Guardian tackles the lack of ethnic diversity in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Tributes have poured in for Babette Cole, the creator of feminist fairytale heroine Princess Smartypants.
The creators of The Night Manager are turning their attention to John Le Carré’s classic The Spy Who Came in from the Cold for a future adaptation.
Jacob Polley’s “incredibly inventive and very moving” collection of poems Jackself has won the 2017 TS Eliot prize.