fter tickets to Michelle Obama’s sole UK appearance to promote her forthcoming book, Becoming, sold out within minutes, her publishers have undertaken to make “as much content as possible…widely available” after the event.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Bernadine Evaristo talks to the Guardian about the books that made her.

The Telegraph has a new books podcast, and Jojo Moyes is the guest on the most recent episode.

Staff at the Pool are reading a Machiavellian story of mid-90s excess, a tale of two sisters who are separated by the Korean war and a book about why socialism makes women have better sex lives.

The shortlists are out for the Blue Peter Book Awards.

In this week’s Bookseller pictures round-up, Akala joins Stormzy to launch #Merky Books and CLPE celebrate its new crowdfunded literacy library.

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