All the awards for young writers amount to discrimination, says Joanna Walsh. The Guardian piece argues that “authors under 40 get disproportionate support and their valorisation tends to push women and minorities to the margins.

Book Riot has a fresh take on the Jane Austen heroines: whom should you fight?

This year’s Books Are My Bag campaign is hooking up (we see what you did there, Bookseller, three cheers for the bad pun) with dating site eHarmony to promote bookshops as the perfect destination for a romantic date.

Renny Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is among the books shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction.

This week, staff at The Pool are reading Yesterday by Felicia Yap, among other books.

Claire Armitstead profiles poet and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen in The Guardian.

Maggie O’Farrell talks to Woman’s Hour about her new memoir about seventeen brushes with death, I Am, I Am, I Am.

On Front Row, Marian Keyes discusses her new novel, The Break, in which Amy’s husband announces he is leaving her for six months to travel the world.

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