Today in Brit Lit news, 5th April 2017

The Brit Lit Blog

Everyone’s talking about Manchester today. Or at least The Guardian is, with this list of the best books about the city.And the Bookseller is, with the news that Manchester has the most self-published authors per capita in the UK.

The latest UK top 10 is here, with a book about the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Mary Berry Everyday in first and second positions respectively.

Do two unpublished novels make you a failed author, as one writer seems to think? Arguably, no, says another, but quitting does.

The Bookseller round up April trends in cover designand over at Book Riot, Maggie Harcourt’s Unconventional makes the list of favourite covers of the year so far.

On Lit Hub, Alexander McCall Smith writes in praise of W H Auden.

A German book illustrator who lives in the UK has

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