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Dr Who-themed poetry is on its way.
Eimear McBride explores why she is “generally left a bit cold by art with no sex in it”.
In a more innocent vein, Samantha Ellis shares 10 things Anne of Green Gables taught her.
Among other things, staff at the Pool are reading the thriller He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly and The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times, by Xan Brooks of the Guardian Films Show, as well as, for the sake of GCSE revision, re-reading J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls.
Readers in the US can enter a competition to win John Ingham’s new book, Spirit of ’76: London Punk Eyewitnesses.
Katie Espiner, Managing Director of Orion Publishing Group, responds to the Guardian’s piece on whether things are getting worse for women in publishing, arguing that “what is vital is for women not to pull the ladder up behind them”.
The Guardian Reviews Daljit Nagra’s third poetry collection, British Museum, as well as The End We Start From by Megan Hunter, a “fragmentary debut novel sets the shock of new motherhood against an England hit by apocalyptic floods”.