With six weeks of the year left, it’s time for the Best Books of the Year lists to begin in earnest. First up, contributors to the TLS and the Spectator weigh in. Refinery 29 has a list of the best 116.
One writer has a roundup of the best cookbooks out this year.
Red advises us to read these books before they become films in 2018.
Lit Hub reminds us of what George Orwell wrote about the dangers of nationalism.
Man Booker longlistee Nicola Barker has won the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize with her “experimental” and “defiant” novel H(a)ppy.
The new episode of The Brit Lit podcast is out. I spoke to Lindsey Kelk, bestselling author of rom com novels including the I Heart series, about the inappropriate books she read as a child, what books on a man’s bookshelf are giant warning signs, and our shared appreciation of John Green.
On Book Shambles, Robin and Josie talk to Robert Fraser, the founder of the iconic group The Go Betweens, to talk about his new book Grant & I. They also talk about the work of Alan Bennett, Jack Kerouac, and T S Eliot, as well as Elena Ferrante.
On the Spectator Books podcast, Melvyn Bragg talks about William Tyndale.