Cambridge University has confirmed it is reviewing how it teaches postcolonial literature following a petition from one of its students. It also condemned the social media “harassment” of the student who created the petition, union women’s officer Lola Olufemi, whom the newspaper printed a photo of alongside the story on its front page.

In response, the Telegraph has some suggestions about 10 BAME authors who should be on every reading list.

The new Philip Pullman book could have been a boon for independent bookshops. Instead, the main beneficiaries are those who can afford to game the market — Waterstones especially.

Before Harry Potter: the Daily Telegraph tracks the history of real magic books through the ages.

Dolly Parton is the latest celebrity to join CBeebies’ Bedtime Story.

Malala’s Magic Pencil is a masterclass in writing for young children, says publisher Anna Barnes.

New bookshop alert: Small Print Books is now open in Forest Hill, and had a great first day.

Amazon has launched a new Kindle app designed to encourage more people to read e-books on their mobile phones.

The Guardian rounds up top 10 books of pastoral life.

Shami Charkabarti discusses her new book Of Women with Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour.

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