J K Rowling and Raymond Briggs are among the authors celebrated in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.

Authors, agents and editors, are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Over the weekend, Book Riot highlighted Barton’s Bookshop in Leatherhead as part of their occasional “cool bookish places” series.

A book has inspired a tiny, adorable wedding crasher.


Terry Newman, author of Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Were, writes about Nancy Mitford and her invention of the eccentric English style at Lit Hub.

For the first time, both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal have been won by Americans: Ruta Sepetys and Lane Smith respectively.

In another prize first, Irish writer Sebastian Barry has won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for a second time with Days Without End.

Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club has launched.

The Guardian reviews the very timely The Rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost Its Way by Steve Richards.

Featured on this week’s Books and Authors podcast are Thomas Keneally, Meike Ziervogel, and a discussion of pet peeves in books.