The late Helen Dunmore has won the Costa Book of the Year award posthumously for her “life affirming” 10th and final collection, Inside the Wave, which was written while she was dying from cancer.

Cosmopolitan UK round up their pick of 12 best books of February.

“Mansplaining” has made the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Guardian has an extensive cross-check of Mumsnet neologisms and the new words included.

The longlist for the Jhalak prize which celebrates books by British or British resident BAME  writers has been announced.

Simon & Schuster UK has launched a new podcast offering interviews, insights, discussions and ideas as well as exclusive essays from authors, on the world of books, culture and society.

Dear Anna Karenina, it’s not you, it’s me: a librarian writes love letters and break-up notes to her books in iNews.

Elliott Advisors, the UK arm of an American hedge fund, has reportedly made a formal offer to buy Waterstones. Not everyone is happy about it.

Rose McGowan’s memoir, Brave, is an unprecedented expression of female rage, says The Pool. The Guardian also reviews the book.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar is excerpted on The Pool this week.

Red Magazine is excited to announce the launch of the Big Book Festival.

Jojo Moyes speaks to Lit Hub about empathy, success, and the surprises of writing for TV.

Red Clocks is even scarier The Handmaid’s Tale — Refinery 29 tells us why.

WH Smith has unveiled the books it will be promoting as 2018 Fresh Talent.

The Waste Land has inspired an art exhibition in a seaside town where TS Eliot wrote his poem.

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