Maybe the most important parenting advice is this: burn the baby advice books.

Stylist has a list of 9 books to boost your career.

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The Daily Mail rounds up the best books on getting dumped.

Nina Stibbe is among the contributors to an anthology of short stories to aid Trauma Response Network and the PTSD-related needs of survivors of the Grenfell tower fire. It’s well on its way to being funded on Unbound — and you can help.

The Guardian praises Alan Hollinghurst’s The Sparsholt Affair as the work of a master. And their latest Not the Booker Prize review is Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.

Michael Ondaatje has opened his archives to reveal his writing secrets.


Front Row discusses what makes a modern classic and features Jenny Erpenbeck on her new East Berlin-set novel, Go, Went, Gone.

The Riff Raff podcast interviews Emma Flint on her thriller, Little Deaths.

On Books and Authors, Claire Messud talks about her novel The Burning Girl.

Adventures with Words‘ Rob and Kate discus the Man Booker shortlist.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Brit Lit Podcast, so that the first episode drops into your feed on 5th October.