Tom Hanks will make his Royal Festival Hall debut, and his only UK appearance, to discuss his new book Uncommon Type, on 1st November 2017.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 female detectives in fiction.

If you want to create a reading culture in your school, the TES has some practical suggestions for you, while the Telegraph argues that reading time should be at the heart of every school day.

UK leaders recommend what business books you should be reading now.

Join the Man Booker longlist speculation here.

If you’ve been worrying about the rumoured imminent demise of BBC Radio’s Saturday Review, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

David Leadbeater has won the inaugural UK Kindle Storyteller Award for his self-published crime thriller The Relic Hunters.

Author Felicia Yap is to fund a Curtis Brown Creative scholarship for a talented writer from a “less privileged” background.


The Guardian reviews Alex Preston’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire.

Children’s author Amy Sparkes has initiated the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize, in association with Writing Magazine and her literary agent, Julia Churchill.

Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough, is this week’s guest on the Penguin podcast.