The shortlist is out for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. (The prize, by the way, is a Guardian mug.)

The TES argues for the important of age-appropriate books for children and offers advice for teachers on how to choose them.

MA Bennett explains how her book The Island is inspired by Desert Island Discs.

JoJo Moyes, Kit de Waal and Reni Eddo-Lodge are some of the authors nominated for the Hospital Club 100 Awards.

Authors’ organisations have revealed an “ever-increasing” demand on financial hardship grants.

UKIP has suspended three of its members over the attack on a Socialist bookshop.

In this week’s Guardian Books Podcast, Jericho Brown talks about poetry, religion, and race in the US.

This week’s book list on the Independent rounds up books banned and burned by the Nazis.