The Man Booker Prize longlist is out, and the Guardian argues it overturns expectations. It includes a graphic novel for the first time. Book Riot gives its take. The Guardian Books podcast is also Booker-themed, with a discussion of the longlist and an interview of Golden Prize winner, Michael Ondaatje.

US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries. Alphr has also responded to the piece.

iNews reports on what MPs will be reading this summer.

The latest Richard and Judy Book Club selection is out. (Your friendly reminder that publishers pay hefty sums for their books to be on these lists.)

A useful thread from Jenny Cohen on how best to support authors:

Pavilion is to publish the 100% Unofficial Gareth Southgate Annual in November.

English PEN is collaborating with BBC Proms on a new outreach project, Brave New Voices, which will showcase talent among refugees.

Overall ticket sales for this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) are up 11% compared to last year, according to the organisers.

 

 

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