The Guardian reviews Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak, calling it “a rich journey into romance and religion“.

The Guardian also looks back on the month in comics.


On the Penguin podcast, John Boyne joins Paul Smith to talk about Boyne’s latest novel The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

On Front Row, the chair of judges for the Royal Society of Literature’s new prize talks through its list and explains the challenges of writing a second novel. Plus, David Tennant and Oscar talk.

Arts and Ideas explores stories of soil this week, and talks to poet Elizabeth-Jane Burnett.

The latest TLS Voices brings us an unpublished essay on an untranslatable poet, links between Joan Didion and Trump’s America, and Simon Armitage reads us a new poem.