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.