Authors react to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize win, and Front Row discusses it too. Wired asks: who cares if he’s a genre writer?

A new podcast will seek to unearth who betrayed Anne Frank and her family.

A novel rejected for being “too gay” is receiving enthusiastic crowdsourcing and will be published by Unbound.

Among the new books released on Super Thursday in a pre-Christmas avalanche was The Ex, the “hilarious” Ladybird Book about dealing with a breakup.

Jonathan Freedland spoke to Simon Schama about “the terrible challenge of writing Jewish history for his new book, Belonging“.

Everyone, seemingly, is talking about Alan Hollinghurst’s novel The Sparsholt Affair, including staff at the Pool, where it’s one of the books they are reading this week.

Sarah Perry calls A Spot of Folly by Ruth Rendell and Sleep No More by PD James “terrific stories”.

Tatiana De Rosney’s book Manderley Forever charts the life of the celebrated author, who spent her childhood in Hampstead’s Cannon Hall.

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