Heavy snow is in the forecast here at the LabLit nerve centre, but we’ve laid down the grit and have plenty of provisions. In the event of being snowed in, there’s certainly plenty to read.

We have two fantastic books coming up at our Fiction Lab book club at London’s Royal Institution: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott, and The Overstory by Richard Powers, both of which look amazing (though the latter has a daunting width).

And if you’re too busy for novels, we’ve just published a short story from our regular contributor Becky Nesbit called “Inyeon”, about a chance encounter at an airport lost and found – and have a few more great stories in the pipeline.

Stay warm!