Howard Jacobson has written a novella “in a fury of disbelief” in response to current events across the pond.

Also responding to those current events is the surge of people buying George Orwell’s 1984.

Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, is backing a campaign against library cuts in Scotland.

All may not be doom and gloom, though: the Publishers Association is cautiously optimistic about the book trade getting a boost from Theresa May’s new industrial strategy.

The Publishers Association is also calling for a stronger stance towards Amazon in the wake of Brexit.

Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin is profiled over on LitHub.