Women at Penguin Random House UK on average earn 1.6% more than men working at the company, the publisher has disclosed in its gender pay gap report. The Guardian sums up what we’ve learned this week about the gender pay gap in publishing.

Gail Honeyman, Sally Rooney and Preti Taneja are among the “powerful array of distinctive voices” on this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize longlist.

Book Riot rounds up life lessons from J R R Tolkien.

The Guardian asks: what can we learn from wellness about illness memoirs?

A new book claims Prince Charles is “a capricious spendthrift obsessed with public opinion“.

Hanif Kureishi speaks to The Guardian about the books that made him.

This week’s Bookseller pictures round-up features familiar faces Sir Patrick Stewart, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Angie Thomas.

Nora Ikstena’s Soviet Milk, the brilliantly and subtly funny Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man and The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver are among the books that Staff at The Pool are reading this week.

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