Love sucks (yes, yes it does): Refinery 29 UK has quotes about romance from the world’s greatest cynics.

In this week’s Guardian book clinic, Phil Earle answers the question: what modern classics would you recommend for preteens?

Philip Pullman has called for authors to get a fairer share of publisher profits.

From blank pages to 13,000 word sentences: the Guardian has a brief history of British avant garde writing.

Libraries body CILIP has branded Northamptonshire County Council’s plan to cut 21 libraries as “careless and unreasonable” in a formal letter of complaint to culture secretary Matt Hancock.

With time loops, body swaps and a psychopathic footman, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is “a dazzling take on the murder mystery“.

Schools across Suffolk are being encouraged to join a campaign to infuse youngsters with a love of the natural world through a new book aiming to bring wildness into children’s everyday lives.


Dani Atkins has won the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s highest accolade, The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year, for her novel This Love.

The Crime Writers’ Association will award the CWA Diamond Dagger, given annually for “sustained excellence”, to US author Michael Connelly.