Bloomsbury is set to publish an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in paperback this August.

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.

Was the author of Tristram Shandy the first unapologetic literary celebrity?

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.

People have very little patience for Will Self’s latest claim that the novel is doomed.

Meanwhile, his interviewer has thoughts:

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