The Guardian rounds up top books on consciousness.

Jennifer Egan wil be discussing her new novel, Manhattan Beach, at the Red offices in London on 14th November, and you can be there. At £25, which includes food and a goodie bag, it’s a total bargain.

There’s a new €20,000 literature prize to promote the “extraordinary richness” of the culture and history of European nations. The EBRD Literature Prize will be awarded to the year’s best work of literary fiction translated into English.

The Guardian reviews Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson by Douglas Murphy, The Secret Books by Marcel Theroux, and The Animals Among Us by John Bradshaw, which explores the science behind our love of pets. The paper also  profiles V E Schwab

Jacob Rees-Mogg is among the contributors to Goodbye, Europe, a forthcoming anthology about Brexit.

Harlan Coben is this week’s guest on the Penguin Books podcast.