Book can teach you to do basically anything, Red reminds us.

The shortlist for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is out.

Usborne is launching a new work experience scheme for people from communities under-represented in the publishing industry.

Indie publisher Fairacre Press is to publish a new collection of poems born out of the “collective rage” of the #MeToo campaign. The anthology, which will be introduced by Labour MP Jess Phillips, will be published on 8th March, International Women’s Day. All profits will go to Women’s Aid UK.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

The ethnic diversity in UK children’s books is to be examined, and Arts Council England studies are expected to confirm suspicions of a ‘paucity of high-quality books by and about people from all walks of life’.

We’d also all benefit from more books about people on the autism spectrum, like Michael Morpugo’s latest, Flamingo Boy.

Joanna Cannon’s newly published Three Things About Elsie is to be developed into a TV drama by Red Planet Pictures.

Jojo Moyes spoke to The Scotsman about her latest book, Still Me.

In praise of difficult novels: Will Self writes for Lit Hub on why Modernism is still the best way to reflect our world back to us.

 

 

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