Royal Engagement fever continues, with Book Riot’s list of 10 black princess books to celebrate.

Long before Harry Potter, The Box of Delights remade children’s fantasy.

Singer-songwriter Florence Welch has signed her first book – an illustrated collection of lyrics and poetry.

 

Which secondary Jane Austen character are you? Take the Book Riot quiz to find out.

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will chair the judging panel for the 2018 Russian Book Prize run by Pushkin House.

Kim Moore has won the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her poetry collection The Art of Falling.

David Farrier and Lisa Woollett have won the inaugural RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for first commissioned works of non-fiction.

The oldest complete Latin ​​Bible set to return to UK after 1,302 years.

The Pool continues Short Story Week with Kirsty Logan’s Tiger Palace.

Best of 2017

Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage has been crowned Waterstones Book of the Year.

The Guardian looks back at the 2017 literary year and chooses the best fiction.

The Evening Standard has its own list, as well as a list of best Christmas books of the year.

Red online picks their best books of the year.

The Guardian rounds up the best science fiction and fantasy of 2017 as well as the best crime and thriller books of the year.

Podcasts

The latest Brit Lit podcast episode features a conversation with Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess and (forthcoming) What Fresh Hell.

The Spectator Books podcast features an interview with Richard Flanagan, author of First Person, published this month.

On Book Shambles, Robin and Josie talk to Will Smith — no, not that one, the one who wrote for Veep and The Thick Of It — about his own book, books about the Channel Islands, and a whole lot more besides.

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