Ever wondered which ten books Emma Watson really wants you to read? Wonder no more. And in further Emma news, she has been hiding copies of The Handmaid’s Tale around Paris

Lit Hub does a close reading of the opening lines of Virginia Woolf’s essay On Being Ill.

Golden Hill has won Francis Spufford another award, this time the Desmond Elliott Prize. 

A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa, translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn, has won the International Dublin Literary Award. Hahn is donating half his prize money to fund a new translation prize

On the Front Row podcast, Daljit Nagra, Radio 4’s poet in residence, reads a new poem and discusses British Museum, his third volume of poetry.

And on the American podcast Reading Women, The Essex Serpent is one of the books discussed. 

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