Aaaaand the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction goes to (dramatic pause) Naomi Alderman, for The PowerThe BBC’s Front Row talks to her, and discusses other issues of importance to the book world.

A dustbin man from Colombia has spent the last 20 years rescuing discarded books from rubbish bins in order to build a free community library.

Ahead of tomorrow’s general election, the Guardian rounds up ten of the best books about Westminster politics, though notably absent is John O’Farrell’s Things Can Only Get Better, his chucklesome account of “eighteen miserable years as a Labour supporter”.

Book Riot have a list of books about Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, to help us understand the Troubles.

They also round up sensational books out in the UK this month.

Lauren Child, author of the Charlie and Lola books, is the new Children’s Laureate — and she is a champion of gender equality in books. Meanwhile, Chris Riddell is to publish a book about his time in the role.

The PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 shortlist, celebrating the best non-fiction on any historical subject, has been announced.

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