Gunpowder, treason and plot: the Guardian chronicles how Guy Fawkes ignited an explosive literary tradition.

As the nights draw in, Red has a list of suggestions for cosy winter books.

Red also has a list of best books to read this November — including, as many such lists do,  The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel.

In the wake of the publication of Hannah Jewell’s 100 Nasty Women of History, Refinery gives us an insight into five of those women.

Despite a decline in sales, Welsh language novels are reportedly enjoying a golden age.

HarperCollins has been included on the inaugural list of the UK’s best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people.

I’m not sure anyone reading this blog needs convincing, but there’s no beating books when it comes to Christmas gifts.

Sathnam Sanghera explains why he’s hoping the next chapter for Waterstones has a happy ending.

The Times’ literary editor pleads with publishers to stop bringing out so many mediocre books.

Author of The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry talked to The Guardian about the books that made her.

Staff at the Pool are reading Alan Partridge’s latest, a very timely thriller, and Reni Eddo-Lodge on why she’s no longer speaking to white people about race.

Penguin Random House have sold off Rough Guides and their new owner has promised revitalisation. Here’s hoping that’s not code for destroying everything we love about the brand.

It’s worth learning the incomplete rules of English usage – but only as a way to better enjoy breaking them, says punctuation enthusiast Philip Cowell.

Amazon have opened a new development center in Cambridge, providing 400 jobs.

Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi is “an authentic and convincing book of poems in its many nuanced portrayals and unflinching reflections“, says Ben Wilkinson.

WTF: What Have We Done? Why Did It Happen? How Do We Take Back Control? Rosamund Urwin argues that Robert Peston’s book is a great primer on how we ended up here.

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