Granta has revealed its pick of Best Young American Novelists, and through that lens the Guardian reports on US writers in the age of anxiety. The Front Row podcast discussed the list.

North London’s Big Green Bookshop has seen orders treble after it put out a very honest plea on Twitter asking people to buy books so they could pay their bills.

Another day, another shortlist: this time, it’s the RSL Ondaatje Prize, an award for “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a place”.

According to Bustle, we could all do with more Shakespearean insults in our lives.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 terrible houses in fiction, and reviews Void Star by Zachary MasonMove Fast and Break Things by Jonathan Taplin, and Into the Water by Paul Hawkins.

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