Red rounds up some of the most romantic quotes from books.

The Independent has a list of books that Barack Obama recommended during his presidency.

The Korean film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ bestselling Fingersmith triumphed at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) last night.

“How do I get my teenage son interested in reading?” The Guardian Books Clinic has some answers.

Kent Live rounds up places to get costumes for the upcoming for the upcoming World Book Day.

Should the cult of the unreliable female narrator be stopped? Stephanie Merritt thinks so. 

From the charge against neoliberalism to the manifesto that inspired activists to join labour: The Guardian has recommendations for books that explain the Left today.

An analysis has found the proportion of female authors and characters fell after 19th century, with male authors remaining ‘remarkably resistant’ to writing women. No surprise there.

On television, on the big screen and in books, is a mythologised view of Britain is becoming endemic? The New European looks at BrexLit.

Every year, a novel set in the capital is chosen, then the whole city is invited to read it together in a kind of giant book group. The Muse by Jessie Burton has been chosen as the novel for this year’s Cityread London,

Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a “stupid product” and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because of a lack of innovation. (Not because of ridiculous pricing, which anyone with any sense knows is the real reason ebooks aren’t selling like they used to, but anyway).

Legal thriller writer John Grisham is to headline the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this July.

The shortlist is out for the Jane Grigson Trust Award,  awarded to a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published.

Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, speaks to the Guardian about breaking the law, revelling in his ‘bad boy’ status and how life on a housing estate shaped his worldview.

 

 

 

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