Among Stylist’s Must Read Books of November 2017 are Nikita Gill’s poetry collection Wild Embers and Classicist Mary Beard’s latest, Women & Power.

On Book Riot, I recommend five British books which are crossing the Pond this month.

The Good Journal, a quarterly literary journal launched by Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford to showcase UK BAME writers, has exceeded its £40k crowd-funding target.

The Good Journal

Manchester has been named as a UNESCO City of Literature and will develop a programme of cultural events and projects across the city in celebration.

Scammers are increasingly cheating writers of commercial women’s fiction out of their well-earned cash on Amazon.

With the help of some new statistics, Alison Flood argues that book trilogies often get better as they go on, unlike their film equivalents.

Waterstones’ new books of the month selection is up.

Podcasts

A new episode of the Brit Lit Podcast drops early tomorrow morning — don’t forget to subscribe so that it’s waiting in your feed ready for your commute.

The latest More Or Less podcast counts the favourite words of Stephen King, Hemingway, and other famous authors.

Stephen Fry joins David Baddiel in the Penguin Podcast studio to talk about his new book, Mythos.

Arts and Ideas considers Jonathan Swift at 350.

On Front Row, Richard Flanagan discusses his new novel, First Person, partly based on his experiences ghost writing a notorious criminal’s memoir.

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