The British Book Awards took place this evening, and some of the big winners are Pan MacMillan for Publisher of the Year, Waterstones for Overall Retailer of the Year, and The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, for Fiction Book of the Year.

Are people who read books nicer than those who don’t?

Be warned, or get excited, according to your preferences: the Diana books are coming.

Also seen on Twitter today: great books on beer.

Just in time for the General Election, Ebury is to publish the political parody Alice in Brexitland, by TV comedy writer Lucien Young.

On Thomas Pynchon’s 80th birthday, The Guardian has eight reasons to celebrate him.

The paper also reviews Bella Bathurst’s memoir Sound: Stories of Hearing Lost and Found and Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh. 

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