Can you guess who is officially the nation’s favourite book character?

In conjunction with Virago Press, The Pool are looking for the new Patricia Highsmith. Find out about their female crime writer competition here.

The Turkish love story Madonna in a Fur Coat has just been translated into English for the first time. The Pool talked to the author’s daughter about it.

Winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards have been announcedPodkin One-Ear has been honoured with the “best story” prize and Survivors with the “best book with facts” title.

James Daunt has defended the arguably dodgy tactic of opening up “unbranded” Waterstones shops, which look like independents but are not.

Actor Sir Derek Jacobi is among those who have spoken up against the imminent closure of the Samuel French Theatre Bookshop.

In this week’s Books and Authors podcast, Mohsin Hamid discusses his new book Exit West.