A serial book thief has been banned from every branch of Waterstones in England and Wales.
Tessa Hadley tells The Guardian about the books that made her.
British historian Daniel Beer has been named as the 2017 winner of the International Cundill History Prize for The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars.
The Baillie Gifford prize, meanwhile, has gone to David France’s AIDS chronicle, How to Survive a Plague. The book was praised by judges for its ‘incredibly visceral’ history, drawing on the author’s own experiences as a young gay man in the 80s. In the Guardian, the author of How to Survive a Plague remembers the spirit – and the stunts – that turned despair into hope.
The Guardian rounds up the week in literary prizes.