The Week rounds up some books that shaped publishing industry insiders.

Gill Hornby recommends books on unrequited love in the Daily Mail.

According to a new report, bookshops contribute £1.9bn to the UK economy every year and pay 11 times more corporation tax than Amazon.

Meet Lara Thompson, winner of the inaugural Virago and The Pool New Crime Writer Award for her novel One Night, New York.

Denise Mina’s The Long Drop has been awarded the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year.

Three novels by Ian McEwan are to be hit TV screens this year.

McFly band member turned children’s author Tom Fletcher has launched a children’s book club exclusively with WH Smith.

Today’s reviews on The Guardian include Rowena MacDonald’s Not The Booker Prize shortlisted The Threat Level Remains Severe, which it calls “charmingly odd”, and Deborah Cadbury’s Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe.

The latest Adventures With Words podcast talks Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights.

The BBC’s Books and Authors podcast features Daryl Gregory and discusses the importance of John Donne’s love poems.

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