‘I didn’t want Eleanor Oliphant to be portrayed as a victim’: Costa award-winning debut novelist Gail Honyeman speaks to the Guardian about the kindness of Glasgow and becoming a full-time writer in her 40s.

Elle UK recommends 12 addictive books of 2018.

Red rounds up 40 books every woman should read at least once. (Take it with a pinch of salt, though, and read what you want to.)

Book Riot has an introduction to British boarding school stories.

Independent bookshops did well this Christmas.

Book lovers are reportedly furious about a particular decorating trend — I wouldn’t call myself furious, more a little mystified. But then, over on Book Riot, one reader makes 11 points in favour of it.

Novelist Jane Fallon spoke to the Northern Echo on toxic relationships and why Ricky Gervais remains her best pal.

The Yorkshire Evening Post rounds up the county’s top five independent bookshops.

This week’s Little Library Café recipe is eggs benedict inspired by Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

After 2017’s Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets included only four women, 250 writers have agreed to boycott anthologies, conferences and festivals where women are not fairly represented.

Before Michael Wolff’s bestseller was another Fire and Fury, the one about the second world war. Its little-known author is not the first to benefit from a nominal muddle.

Adam Kay has been shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize, for his book This is Going to Hurt.

On Lit Hub, Ian Sinclair asks: where does London, the city, really end?

Also on Lit Hub, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Tessa Hadley discuss the country house novel., and the former’s new book is up for grabs.

Orange Prize-winner Linda Grant has been shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for her book The Dark CircleThe prize celebrates writing demonstrating the “depth and diversity” of Jewish writing globally.

From Richard III to Captain Ahab: the Guardian investigates what literature reveals about how we treat disabilities.

Jim Crace talks to the Guardian about the books that made him.

Staff at The Pool share what they’re reading this week.

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