Not to be outdone by Stylist, Red online has its own list of 10 great books to read in May

In The Pool, Elizabeth Day writes about what The Handmaid’s Tale taught her about being a woman, and the staff there share what they’re reading this week.

JK Rowling has hinted at what’s going to be in the Fantastic Beasts sequel.

Publishers are investing in the audio book market in response to its growth.

At the risk of betraying my political beliefs, a Conservative MP who clearly doesn’t understand anything about British publishing and the shocking lack of racial diversity, as well as the many systemic and societal reasons for it, has criticised the Jhalak Prize for “discriminating against white people”. Yuck. 

John Bee has won the Elizabeth Longford Prize in Historical Biography for his book on Clement Attlee

Can’t go to the Hay Festival this year? The BBC is looking out for you

Bret Anthony Johnston has won the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award nominees have been released.

Neil Gaiman is the guest on this week’s Empire film podcast

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