The Guardian rounds up the top ten books about steroids.

Alexander McCall Smith writes (again?) in the Scotsman about why you shouldn’t trust authors’ “books of the year” lists.

Caitlin Moran’s hit novel How to Build a Girl is getting a movie makeover – and the cast line-up is undeniably brilliant as Emma Thompson and Chris O’Dowd have now added their names to it.

The Guardian reports on how Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe is expanding.

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is being made into a board game.

Unbound authors will from now on have access to marketing advice from Lounge Marketing after the two companies struck a partnership.

Inclusive publisher Knights Of is marking its first birthday by opening a pop-up bookshop inside Brixton Market.


Writer, broadcaster and antiques expert Jeremy Cooper has won the inaugural Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize for his novel Ash Before Oak.

University of East Anglia creative writing student Femi Kayode has won the Little, Brown Award for crime fiction for the manuscript for his “shocking and emotional story”, Lightseekers.