News

The Big Green Bookshop started tweeting the entirety of Harry Potter at Piers Morgan last week in response to his feud with JK Rowling and his claims that he’d never read the book. Now various Twitter users have taken over for him, and sales at the shop have gone up.

Another week, another round of library closures news: this time in Liverpool.

The Guardian’s book reviews include the much-buzzed fictional biography of Patricia Highsmith, The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson, and the thriller My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood.

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan is to publish another cookbook.

Amazon are to create 5,00o jobs in the UK — here’s hoping our labour laws will still protect their workers from Amazon’s worst excesses.

It’s World Book Day’s 20th anniversary this year, and they’ve unveiled their plans for this year’s event.

Podcasts

On this week’s Books and authors, Nadiya Hussein discusses the book she’d never lend. Plus: age gap relationships and vampires (the two aren’t necesarily related).

Fearne Cotton, TV presenter and author of the book Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect, was featured on Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour this weekend.

This week’s guest on Desert Island Discs is Anthony Beevor, military historian and best-selling author of Stalingrad and Berlin: The Downfall 1945.

The Backlisted podcast brings on Max Porter, author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, to discuss The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary, Doreen by Barbara Noble, and Dark Money by Jane Mayer.

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