Intimate family tales, poetic debuts and irresistible fiction: Stylist walks us through April’s best new books.

Book Riot encourages to visit London’s radical bookshops.

If you’ve always wanted to get into British cosy mysteries, you’ll want to read Book Riot’s introduction to the genre and recommendation for seven books to start with.



A bookseller has been convicted of stealing a first edition of a JK Rowling novel. It is a reminder of the inflated prices her works can command.

The Independent has a list of 9 great books for entrepreneurs.

From ice queens to wild robots: in the New Statesman, Amanda Craig rounds up the best new children’s books this Easter.

From William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch to Paul Bowles’s translations of Moroccan authors, here are the best novels set in Tangier.

Radio DJs Greg James and Chris Smith talk to The Bookseller’s Charlotte Eyre about the new book in their middle-grade series, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes.

Applications for the HarperCollins’ BAME traineeship have opened for the 2018 intake.

Jay Bernard has won the Ted Hughes award for new poetry, given to the poet “who has made the most exciting contribution to poetry”, with the performance Surge: Side A, a multimedia sequence which explores the 1981 New Cross fire.

The latest pay gap stats are from Bloomsbury, where men earn a median average of 17.2% more than women, and a mean average of 23.3% more., and from MacMillan, which bucks the trend: women earn a third more than men working at the company.

Wonders will never cease: the government and the Creative Industries Council are to invest more than £150m into the UK’s creative industries in a “groundbreaking” new deal.