This week’s guest on Desert Island Discs was beloved chick lit author Marian Keyes, who revealed she has struggled with depression and suicidal thought.

Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels are being turned into a five-hour, two-part play.

Red online rounds up the best mother figures in books and the best books about motherhood, as well as the best Dr Seuss quotes.

Stylist reports on  Loganberry Books, an independent bookstore in Cleveland, US, that has been using its bookshelves to make an important statement about the gender gap in fiction.

Refinery 29 reviews Nasty Women, in which women offer hope for the future.

The Guardian reflects on how Harry Potter makes sense of Trump’s world.

Some good news: Liverpool libraries have been saved for now, and high street book sales rose 4% last year.

Congratulations to Sophia Bennett who has won the Romantic Novel of the Year prize from the Romantic Novelists’ Association with her YA novel Love Song.

In this week’s Meet The Author, Rebecca Jones talks to American author Lionel Shriver about her latest novel, The Mandibles, which is set during an economic crash of the future.

On Books and Authors, Helen Dunmore discusses her new novel, Birdcage Walk.