If you liked Behind Her Eyes, you’ll be excited that its author Sarah Pinborough has signed a deal for two more books.

Is Waterstones in trouble?

A nine-year-old boy with autism has been chosen as the winner of the Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition and will now work with Little Tiger to turn his “incredibly touching” entry into a book.

Good news for fans of Nina Stibbe (I plead guilty): her latest, An Almost Perfect Christmas, comes out this week and is reportedly delightful.

Five authors are in the running for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, after judges made the “rare exception” to increase the prize’s usual shortlist from four to five in wake of the “incomparable strength” of this year’s list of submissions.

Podcasts

This week sees Hallowe’en themed episodes from Mostly Lit, What Page Are You On, The End of All Things, and the Paperchain Podcast.

Backlisted, meanwhile, discusses Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete has a retrospective episode looking back on some of the best bits of the last 99 episodes.

The Riff Raff‘s Amy and Rosy talk to Chloe Seager, author of Editing Emma, about writing believable dialogue and how social media impacts writers.

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