This week’s novel excerpt on The Pool is The Corset by Laura Purcell.

Book Riot reports on five times Harry Potter acted like a Slytherin.

Danez Smith has been announced as the winner of the Forward poetry prize for best collection. He is the youngest ever winner.

This week’s Guardian Books Podcast is  a Guardian Live event from London’s Islington Assembly Hall with the bestselling Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.

The Independent lists the 8 best money management books.

Iain Dale has written about ten books he’s enjoyed.