Could your copy of Harry Potter be worth £20,000?

BuzzFeed UK have a list of shows (or programmes, as we used to call them!) that you may not realise were based on books — although if you care enough about books to be reading this blog, you probably did realise for most of them.

They also have 23 books “guaranteed to give you that summer feeling”.

The latest excerpt from a Bailey-shortlisted novel on The Pool is from Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien.

Anna Pitoniak, whose novel The Futures came out in the UK earlier this month, has some job advice for people in their early 20s.

Francesca Segal’s The Awkward Age is excerpted at Lit Hub.

Beloved Orange-prize-winning author Helen Dunmore has passed away. Her latest poetry collection, says The Guardian, “takes in everything from mortality and ageing to the music of the sea“.

Author and vlogger Joe Sugg completed a 24 hour book signing over the weekend, raising to help the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing on 22nd May.

On Start the Week, Andrew Marr explores where truth ends and invention begins in the story of the self, by exploring works by Robert Lepage, Rebecca Stott, and Andrew O’Hagan.

The shortlist is out for the Scholastic-created Laugh Out Loud Awards, or Lollies. The winners will be chosen by children.

Another shortlist just announced is for the BAME Short Story prize, now in its second year.

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