The Guardian’s roundup of recent thrillers includes Sirens by Joseph Knox, Cast Iron by Peter May, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, Devour by L.A. Larkin, and Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land. Ali Land was also interviewed on the Penguin Podcast last week about her novel, in which a teenage girl turns her murderess mother into the police and goes to live with a foster family.

Among the books out today is the much buzzed-about thriller Little Girl Lost, by Carol Wyer.

The Guardian also reviews The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class, out on 1st February from Oxford University Press. 

Nick Hornby has received an honorary doctorate from Kingston University. He is known for bestsellers such as About a Boy, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity.

The Costa short story finalists have been announced.