What lies ahead for the UK’s publishing industry as Brexit draws closer? City AM reports.

Which male authors excel at writing female characters? The Guardian Book Clinic has some suggestions.

At the Guardian, Daniel Kalder picks five books that get inside the minds of dictators.

Somali-British poet Momtaza Mehri  has been named  as the young people’s laureate for London.

Refinery 29 UK recently met up with Sharlene Teo in her west London flat to find out what inspired her novel Ponti, why she’s not interested in reading about her own experience and the novel way she chooses what to read next.

Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Marian Keyes are among the names featuring on the BBC’s Tent line-up for the 31st Hay Festival this summer.

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is to produce and star in the film adaptation of To Die in Vienna, the upcoming novel from Kevin Wignall.

The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla is “funny and fascinating”, says Bernadine Evaristo at the Guardian.

Prizes

The shortlist for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 has been announced. The prize recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience.

Also out is the longlist for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, created to highlight “the very best in crime fiction” and open to UK and Irish crime authors.

Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018.

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