JK Rowling has apologised for killing off one of her characters, and the Twitterverse has, of course, had plenty to say about it.

Red online has a list of books that will improve your love life.

Waterstones have announced their Books of the Month for May.

There’s more to Scandinavia literature than crime novels. Get started here.

In this week’s Guardian Books podcast, the Irish writer Lisa McInerney introduces the sequel to her Baileys prize-winning novel The Glorious Heresies.

Authors will now finally get Public Lending Rights for ebooks as well as physical books borrowed from libraries.

A major report on libraries has been slammed as over-optimistic.

The Society of Authors is calling for the next Government to support authors with funding, transparency, and legislation.

Romeo Oriogun from Nigeria has won 2017’s Brunel International African Poetry Prize for his “complex and ultimately beautiful” writing on masculinity, sexuality and desire in the face of LGBT criminalisation and persecution.

The Guardian reviews Jessica Lee’s swimming memoir, Turning.


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