• Rethinking diversity... together

    Dr Sandra van Lente Guest lecturer at the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Germany is as much a multicultural country as the UK – with these words, the tone was set for a day of exchange between British... Read more

  • The burden of representation

    Anmol Irfan Journalist and writer

    When Awais Khan’s In The Company Of Strangers came out in 2020, I couldn’t wait to support rising local authors. After all the Pakistani literary industry... Read more

  • Childhood is poetry

    Yasmine Shamma Lecturer in Literature at the University of Reading

    Yesterday, our son Nadim had the poems he wrote when he was four published by Walker Books. His book, Take Off Your Brave, is vibrantly... Read more

  • Man Down

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A propos nothing in particular, I thought I’d talk about ambiguity this week. Read more

  • Defend our designers and illustrators

    Libby Hamilton Editorial director of picture books, Andersen Press.

    At 23:59 tonight, the government consultation will close on funding for higher education in 2021/2022. Why should we in publishing care about that? Because it... Read more

  • Piracy is not the answer

    Nick Fowler and Steven Inchcoombe Co-chairs of the Scholarly Networks Security Initiative

    Last month, the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit issued a warning to universities and students about using the pirate website Sci-Hub. Not... Read more

  • Academic publishing is broken

    Raphael Tsavkko Garcia Journalist

    Created in 2011, Sci-Hub is the largest free repository of scholarly articles in the world. Or rather, it is the largest shadow library of pirated... Read more

  • Looking up

    Nelle Andrew Agent at RML

    My son and I recently started reading this book called Look Up. It features a character called Jamal who is always looking down at his... Read more

  • Power of the platform

    Mohsin Zaidi Barrister

    Mohsin Zaidi, author of A Dutiful Boy, discusses how the publication of underrepresented voices has the potential to transform lives.... Read more

  • Nevertheless, they persisted

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week the Publishers Association released full-year sales numbers for 2020 showing that the invoiced value of UK publisher sales of books, journals and rights/coeditions... Read more

  • Making it mainstream

    Matt Cain Author, former journalist and commentator on LGBTQ+ issues

    The former editor-in-chief of Attitude magazine asks whether publishing is experiencing a watershed moment for LGBTQ+ representation.  Read more

  • Live, laugh, lesbian

    Laura Kay Writer

    Having flipped the script in her début, author Laura Kay makes the case for fiction that embraces all aspects of the queer experience. ... Read more

  • Coming back greener

    Nick Poole Chief executive officer of CILIP

    In November this year, an army of policymakers, scientists, lobbyists, civil society and activist groups will descend on Glasgow for the 26th annual UN Climate... Read more

  • Rejection? No problem

    Stephanie Bramwell-Lawes National account manager at Igloo Books

    “Thank you for your submission, which I very much enjoyed reading.  However … ” However. But. Regrettably. Unfortunately. Sadly. I have received a few of... Read more

  • Original and best

    John Mitchinson Publisher at Unbound

    It’s hard sometimes to reconstruct the world that a classic novel was published into; a book’s settled presence in the canon gives it a superficial... Read more

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    The Storyteller
    by Dave Grohl
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    The Man Who Died Twice
    by Richard Osman
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    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
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    And Away...
    by Bob Mortimer
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    Girl A
    by Abigail Dean
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    The Couple at No 9
    by Claire Douglas
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    by Allan Ahlberg; Janet Ahlberg
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    by Stanley Tucci
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    Guinness World Records 2022
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    Iron Widow
    by Zhao, Xiran Jay