Caitlin Moran suggested earlier this week that little girls should not read books by older men — Red online argues otherwise.

Here’s what writers and editors at The Pool are reading this week.

In the Guardian, Amanda Craig explores the dark history of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale.

Set up to reward “brave, bold and brilliant” small presses for taking risks on “niche fiction”, the inaugural Republic of Consciousness prize has been won by Fitzcarraldo for publishing Counternarratives by John Keene.