Thursday – 22nd June 2017
Yemisi Aribasala’s Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds is a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer.
Wednesday – 21st June 2017
Reader, she married me … in Sarah Shoemaker’s debut novel Mr Rochester the beloved, enigmatic hero of Jane Eyre tells his story for the first time.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translators Katharina Meyer and Lena Müller are the winners of the ninth Internationaler Literaturpreis for translated contemporary literatures for the German translation of Tram 83.
The winner of the £10,000 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced at Senate House Library, London, in partnership with …
Tuesday – 20th June 2017
Literary Hub has published an edited excerpt from James Baldwin: The FBI File by William J Maxwell.
Monday – 19th June 2017
In his new worldwide number one bestseller, Pharaoh, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt and transports you to extraordinary times.
The New York Times reports that original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr, Barack Obama’s father, have resurfaced more than 50 years after they were written.
Thursday – 15th June 2017
Bestselling Israeli writer David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘ambitious high-wire act of a novel’, A Horse Walks Into a Bar.
Three winners will each receive a hamper of books for Father’s Day!
Wednesday – 14th June 2017
John McWhorter, professor of linguistics and American studies at Columbia University and author of The Language Hoax, has written a piece for Aeon about the ‘weirdness’ of the English language.
Penguin Random House SA is giving away three copies of Arundhati Roy’s long-awaited new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness!
Aphra Behn made a name for herself in Restoration-era England, when most women still relied on their husbands.
Tuesday – 13th June 2017
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Lesley Pearse’s new novel: The Woman in the Wood.
On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday. She died within a few years in a Nazi concentration camp, but her diary was published and became a beloved read of people the world over.
The End of the Day is the stunning new novel by Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
Monday – 12th June 2017
The next time you are struggling with your own writing, recall this selection of pages from the drafts of great novels.
Sarah Perry’s new novel The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.
Rule-breaking quotations from rebel women, including Charlotte Bronte, Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart
Empowering, moving and inspirational, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.
Thursday – 8th June 2017
When We Speak of Nothing launches a powerful new voice onto the literary stage. The fluid prose, peppered with contemporary slang, captures what it means to be young and queer in London and Port Harcourt. If grime music were a novel, it would be this.
Wednesday – 7th June 2017
Bestselling author John Grisham’s 30th novel, Camino Island, is out now from Jonathan Ball.