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Little, Brown UK is launching a new imprint, Dialogue Books, to address the lack of diversity in publishing.

Actress Emily Browning has slammed the Twilight series, calling the books “emotionally abusive”.

Everyone’s talking about the newly-out in the US, about-to-be-out in the UK, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Curious? Read an excerpt here.

Harrogate and Woodbridge are getting new independent bookshops.

Dr Christopher de Hamel, former librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, has won the Wolfson History Prize for Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts.

The shortlist for the Orwell Prize is out. The prize aims to reward the work which comes makes “political writing into an art” in three categories: Books, Journalism, and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils.

Wartime hero Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 this year, and she’ll be publishing a memoir based on a diary she kept in Burma, “alongside unpublished personal letters and photographs from surviving veterans and their families”.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast features the poet-turned-memoirist Patricia Lockwood, whose book Priestdaddy about growing up with a Catholic priest for a father is one of the buzzy books of May.

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