This week’s Guardian Book clinic recommends books to help children deal with grief.
Diana Evans’s new novel, Ordinary People, is a soulful portrait of family life as Obama came to power. She talks to the Guardian about motherhood, her chair-buying habit and the ‘particular solitude’ of being a lone twin.
More men are joining the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writing romantic fiction under their own names as the genre overcomes a “lurking literary snobbery”. But romance publishers are grappling with race issues amid author protests.
An all-American shortlist has been unveiled for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, featuring five women and one man.
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