The winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize is George Saunders, for Lincoln in the Bardo.

Fiona Mozley spoke to Vogue about how it feels to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Book Riot rounds up five of the best books about Mary Queen of Scots.

The Burnley Express has a list of Halloween books for children.

Excerpted on The Pool this week is Amanda Coe’s Everything You Do Is Wrong, “as much a gritty character-driven story about families as it is a crime mystery”. It’s out this week in both the UK and the US and a bargain at just £1.99/$1.99 as an ebook.

Other bargains currently available on the ebook market are two brilliant YA novels. Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt is set in the world of fan conventions and full of awkward teenage romance, and Freshers by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen has been described by Holly Bourne as “completely nailing the chaotic giddiness of being a student”. You don’t need to be a teenager to appreciate either of them.

Cosmopolitan recommends you read this 18 books before you see their screen adaptations in 2018.

Podcasts

And on that subject, latest episode of What Page Are You On examines book-to-film adaptations.

On A Good Read, Owen Jones and Georgia LA discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Armando Iannucci, writer of The Thick of It and creator of Veep, discusses his new film satire The Death of Stalin and his love of classical music as explored in his book, Hear Me Out on Front Row.

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