Roald Dahl’s Matilda is 30, and illustrator Quentin Blake has “had a lot of fun imagining what that little girl might be doing now she’s all grown up”. And forget Miss Trunchbull: in 2018, Matilda’s biggest nemesis is Donald Trump, and there’s a statue to prove it.

Bridget Jones has called #MeToo on her lecherous colleagues in a new diary for 2018.

Book Riot has suggestions for literary roles Idris Elba should play.

Which Harry Potter costume should you wear for Halloween?

This week’s excerpted novel on The Pool is the “completely engrossing and thought-provoking” XX by Angela Chadwick.

This week’s Guardian Books clinic answers the question: where are all the British working-class writers?

Sarah Perry’s Melmoth and Claire Fuller’s Bitter Orange are among books that LitHub is recommending to Americans this month.

Penguin Random House Children’s imprint Puffin will give away 25,000 books to 50 primary schools as part of a new initiative with the National Literacy Trust.

Scholastic imprint Alison Green Books will next year publish a children’s book featuring artwork from 39 illustrators to support a charity that helps refugees.

Inventing Ourselves by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a “myth-busting study of teenage brains”, has won the Royal Society Prize.

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