Alexander McCall Smith writes about what really goes through authors’ minds when they’re asked to name their ‘book of the year’.

The Booker winning Milkman has defied its ‘challenging’ reputation to become a bestseller.

The Scotsman rounds up the best children’s books for the autumn.

A pop-up shop in Brixton is to promote greater diversity in children’s books.

This week’s novel excerpt on The Pool is The Bus on Thursday, by Shirley Barrett.

The shortlists are out for the 2018 Saltire Literary awards.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast talks feminist fairytales with Jessie Burton and Kiran Millwood Hargrave.