On the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, The Guardian rounds up the top 10 Protestants in fiction.

In today’s JK Rowling revelations: the heartbreaking truth behind the Deathly Hallows symbol. And in further Harry Potter news, Pottermore’s arts collection is finally available to buy in the US.

The ghostwriter of Rio Ferdinand’s recent autobiography, Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad, recalls how she got the football legend to relive the hardest days of his life.

The Guardian charts the rise and fall of the horror paperback.

This week’s excerpted book on The Pool is American writer Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing.

McFly band member turned children’s author Tom Fletcher has written a soundtrack for his own middle grade novelThe Christmasaurus.

Scottish rapper Loki used to struggle with reading books, but now he’s written one.

Manchester’s libraries are now accessible to homeless people.

Evidence has emerged to suggest that old-fashioned novels are enjoying a revival among Scotland’s smartphone generation.

Podcasts

On Guardian Books, Salman Rushdie discusses his novel The Golden House, Trump, and more.

The London Review podcast features a discussion of Kathy Acker with Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick and of Acker’s first full biography, and Juliet Jacques, who wrote Trans: A Memoir.

On Woman’s Hour, Jane Garvey talks to Susannah Constantine about her new book, After the Snow, and why writing the novel is such a personal journey.

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