Off to study English Literature at uni this autumn? The National Student rounds up five essential books for you to own.

Parents are spending four times the amount of time engaging with screens as they are reading to their children.

Scammers have found yet another way to profit on the backs of authors.

Excerpted on The Pool this week is Helen Sedgwick’s The Growing Season, which envisages a world in which anyone can get pregnant.

Cordelia Fine has won The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize with Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds.

For the first time in its 159-year history, The Bookseller magazine is offering a young designer the chance to create the front cover of its Christmas issue.

The latest Guardian Books podcast discusses modern masculinity wtih Robert Webb, author of How Not To Be a Boy.

JA Micheline reviews the graphic memoir Spinning by Tillie Walden.

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