It has been a busy week in the world of books and creative writing.

Here, we bring you a round-up of some literary news stories you may have missed these last seven days.

If there is anything we have missed that you think deserves a mention, please let us know in the comments.

Carol Ann Duffy leads British poets creating ‘living record’ of coronavirus The Guardian 

Former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has launched an international poetry project with major names including Imtiaz Dharker, Roger McGough and Ian McMillan, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Kay is bringing together 100 celebrities to tell stories of the NHS The Big Issue

NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You will bring together stars Peter Capaldi, Caitlin Moran and more in July to raise funds for NHS Charities Together

Coronavirus: Libraries see surge in e-book borrowing during lockdown BBC News

2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced The Bookseller

Publishers catch pandemic fever in novels and memoirs The Times

While the coronavirus outbreak has led to a slowdown in the publishing market, publishers are expecting an influx of medical memoirs and ‘pandemic fiction’ novels.

‘This is beyond the Great Depression’: will comic books survive coronavirus? The Guardian 

Richard & Judy host new teatime book show on Channel 4 The Bookseller 

The Jericho Fellowship/ How to Submit Creative Writing News

Longlist announced for Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2020 The Bookseller