Could a “Spotify for books” be on the cards?

Excerpted on The Pool this week is Lauren Berry’s Living the Dream, which is out this week in the UK on 15th August in the US, and is “about all the things that happen before your big break, and just how long you should wait for it”.

The “diverse” shortlist for Amazon’s inaugural Kindle Storyteller Award has been revealed, “with finalists’ books spanning genres from non-fiction and crime thriller to historical fiction and lesbian romance”.

Publishers is backing a new UCL summer school aimed at improving diversity in the book industry.

James Berry has died. The poet was a “great champion of Caribbean culture“.


On the Guardian Books podcast, Naomi Klein discusses Trump, neoliberalism and how the left has failed.

Gemma Dowler was a guest on BBC Woman’s Hour, where she discussed her new book about her sister Milly, who went missing fifteen years ago.

On A Good Read, actress Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen discuss Hangover SquareRole Models, and Crampton Hodnet with Harriett Gilbert.


As always, all books mentioned in this post can be purchased postage-free worldwide from Book Depository.