Lit Hub rounds up Virginia Woolf’s most savage insults.

From Cher to Louis Theroux: with the Frankfurt Book Fair having taken place this week, we now have an idea of what new releases we can look forward to in 2018 and beyond.

In the Telegraph, Lucy Davies looks at the British Library’s new show about the history behind the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Nikesh Shukla was sick of being told people don’t really read books by authors of colour, so he put together The Good Immigrant. He’s following it up with The Good Journal and The Good Literary Agency.

Rupi Kaur attributes her career success as a poet to female friendship.

The London Literature Festival kicks off at London’s Southbank Centre today, with appearances from Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks and Annie Leibovitz. The Pool are marking the occasion with a playlist.

One Telegraph writer shares ten things she’s hoping to see in the new Philip Pullman novel.

More Secret Seven novels are coming. and the Dundee Evening Telegraph profiles its writer.

As NaNoWriMo approaches, Female First has advice on writing your first novel and on writing dark fiction.

Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, tells the Guardian about the books that made her.

Happiness is a salty perfume and you should never trust a woman who wears too much perfume: it’s the Guardian’s turn to give us 10 life lessons from Russian literature by Viv Groskop today.

Ben Schott is writing a Bertie Wooster sequel, and says it’s like being lent the crown jewels by the PG Wodehouse estate.

As part of its round up of 100 influential women, the BBC profiles Frances Hardinge, “the girl who was loved by books“.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is among Miranda Hart’s six favourite books, according to the Express.

As his new book, Recovery, is published, comedian Russell Brand talks to the Northern Echo about entering a more mellow new chapter.

The Daily Gazette interviews Laura Purcell about writing and publishing her bookThe Silent Companions, which was excerpted in the Pool this week.

The Express reviews The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 by Simon Heffer.

The Saltire Literary Awards shortlist is out.

Staff at The Pool share what they’re reading this week.

This weekend is the perfect time to catch up on the Brit Lit Podcast if you haven’t listened yet.