Stylist invites us to discover 8 of the most instagrammable bookshops.

Andrew Morton is writing an in-depth biography on Meghan Markle, whom he calls a “dramatic contrast to the blushing, coy royal brides of recent history”. Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is due to be published next April.

J K Rowling has defended the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the next “Fantastic Beasts” film, following a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances surrounding his divorce from actress Amber Heard.

Sally Rooney has won the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for her “fearless, sensual” debut novel Conversations with FriendsShe is the first Irish writer to do so.

The Guardian has a recipe for currant jelly, inspired by Little Women.

Ian Rankin shares the books that made him.

Charlotte Higgins calls Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey a new cultural landmark.

The Express rounds up the week’s best books for children aged five to nine.

They also have a list of the best books to buy for teenagers this Christmas.

The latest Fifty Shades sequel is topping bestseller lists but whipping up little enthusiasm. (The Guardian is never one to shy away from a good pun.)

Say something funny about Sweden, don’t overdo the humility … As the 2017 Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro undergoes his Nobel induction, The Guardian look back on speeches from winners of the past.

Coventry, the birthplace of poet Philip Larkin and author Lee Child, has been chosen as the UK’s City of Culture for 2021.

Penguin Press is launching a new classics series of 50 short books costing £1 to celebrate the “pioneering spirit and diversity of 20th century literature”.

Staff at The Pool are reading The Diary of a Nobody by George and Wheedon Grossmith and Karen Perry’s Can You Keep a Secret?among other books.

Best of 2017

The Times has a list of the year’s best coffee table books.

iNews round up their own pick of the best books of the year, and those they want for Christmas.

The Independent recomends the best stocking filler books.

Podcasts

The Brit Lit Podcast is now available on I Heart Radio and on Spotify.

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