It’s time for another weekly round-up from The Writers Initiative, bringing you our pick of literary news stories and features that you may have missed these last seven days.

An all black Desmond Elliott shortlist shows the future is here – and it is in good hands The Guardian

Cultural appropriation? Who is allowed to tell the story of the Tonga castaways? The Independent

These books and resources will help you understand anti-racism Evening Standard

Anti-racist book sales surge in US and Britain after George Floyd killing The Guardian

Most authors’ incomes taking a hit, SoA’s second poll suggests The Bookseller

No pubs, no kissing, no flying: how Covid-19 is forcing authors to change their novels The Guardian

When will libraries open? Latest UK lockdown news on public libraries reopening – and potential new rules i news

9 online book clubs to join now Good Housekeeping  

International Booker Prize times its shortlist promotion for shop reopenings The Bookseller