Penguin Random House is taking steps to “measure the diversity of its authors and staff in the pursuit of a new company-wide goal” to “reflect UK society by 2025”.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast investigates the murky world of tartan noir, and look into this week’s headline honours, the Baileys and children’s laureate.

On A Good Read, Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with comedian Nathan Caton and science presenter and geneticist Adam Rutherford.

The latest story about a self-published author going on to end not inconsiderable fortunes is up at the Telegraph.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has revealed its lineup, which includes Zadie Smith, Ian Rankin, and Roxane Gay.

The all-female shortlist of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize is out.

Legendary footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa is to publish his memoir.

 

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