The Guardian rounds up the top 10 working class heroes in books.

Oxford student paper the Cherwell, asks: is the publishing boom ‘a sign of cultural vitality’?

The Independent has a list of titles most commonly left at Travelodges.

I asked my fellow Book Rioters to share what roles they’d like their celebrity crushes to play.

The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”.

An anthology of work by students on the University of Warwick’s MA in Writing programme is to be launched next week, after students crowd-funded the £5,000 needed to publish the title.

Gaming memoir F*** Yeah, Video Games by Daniel Hardcastle has set a new record on crowdfunding publisher Unbound’s website – reaching 100% of its funding target within just 15 minutes (and 1,000% within 36 hours).

(Have I mentioned lately that Unbound are also my publisher?)

The Society of Chief Librarians has agreed to partner with CILIP, the library and information association, to develop an ethical framework regarding commercial partnerships following the fallout from its controversial deal with the Home Office.

About 2,000 pupils from 75 Scottish schools got to meet their favourite authors, including Jacqueline Wilson, at a children’s book tour jamboree in Glasgow.

The Pool’s senior writer, Yomi Adegoke, met Jesmyn Ward to discuss ghosts, trashy TV, and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing.


Kamila Shamsie has scooped this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her “extraordinarily topical” novel Home Fire.

Reba Khatun and Yu-Hua Lo are this year’s winners of the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators.

The longlist for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing is out.