Chris Heath writes about what it’s like to be Robbie Williams’ biographer.

Book Riot has an interview with Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate The Odyssey.

Also on the site: colouring books for the Anglophile in your life.

colouring pencils

Pendleton has launched a nine item Harry Potter-themed collection of blankets and scarves.

On The Guardian, authors reflect on what books they would recommend to their younger selves.

Katie Khan’s intergalactic love story, Hold Back the Stars, is now available in paperback. She spoke to Stylist Magazine.

From Jane Austen to haunting memoirs: The Guardian has a list of books to open your eyes to inequality.

This week saw The Pool’s third annual Short Story Week for Bedtime Bookclub – catch up with them here.

Scots authors have warned of disastrous consequences over arts cuts.

The publishing industry contributed £32 billion the economy in 2016.

Best of 2017

The Metro has a list of the best books to give to children this Christmas.

The Guardian’s Round Up of the Best of 2017 continues, with

Children’s books

Sport books

History books

Graphic novels

Science books

Poetry 

Biographies 

⁃ The best fiction according to Alex Preston 

Podcasts

This week’s episode of Bookish with Sonya Walger features Sonya as a guest herself.

This week’s Mental Health Book Club is focussed on autism and anxiety.

In the latest episode of The Readers, Simon talks through the Costa First Novel shortlist which he is judging, then he discusses book panics and book funks and thoughts on public reading, goals and plans for 2018.

On Woman’s Hour, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on re-telling the dark tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

This week, the Mostly Lit trio discusses Junot Diaz’s Drown, the new ‘Black’ Queen, Jay-Z’s confession and books to find your inner calm, and inner child!

The Today Programme speaks to the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney.

 


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