Schoolgirl Isabel Harris is getting a book deal after winning a competition. She will create an animal-themed picture book.

If you’ve read I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that it was “written in a delirium“.

This week’s Guardian podcast comes from the Hay Festival, and features Cory Doctorow, Helen Fielding, and Shashi Tharoor.

Tony Walsh’s Manchester poem has inspired a charity book in aid of the victims of last week’s bombing.

Stylist revisits the real-life events that inspired The Handmaid’s Tale.

Today’s Baileys-shortlisted novel excerpted on The Pool is The Power by Naomi Alderman.

James Williams, a doctoral candidate at Oxford, has won the Nine Dots Prize, which was established to “promote and encourage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world” — in his case, the negative side of the interface of technology and politics.

 

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