We searched the wildest corners of the Internet to bring you the most genteel literary treasures we could find. Enjoy!


What Julie Koh Is Reading

A comprehensive look at the books you should be reading, or failing that, telling people at parties you are reading. 


Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

"Bildungsroman: You've reached a turning point in your life, thank to some timely advice from an overly involved English teacher." 


What Writers Really Do When They Write

“The writer is that person who, embarking upon her task, does not know what to do.” – One of the hottest writers in the world talks about his creative process. Spoiler – it turns out it's mostly failing again and again. 


The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. 


One The Road – Unrolled

Jack Keroac's original 120-foot  draft scroll of On The Road, famously written in a manic-two week typing binge and considered unpublishable is on display to the public for the first time. 


Doing The Sums On a Creative Writing Degree

We wouldn’t suggest a great musician could simply play without instruction or practice, nor the painter." Rebecca Slater in the Guardian looks at the perks and pitfalls of studying creative writing. 


Some ad. guys spitball ideas about marketing to women 

In honour of International Women's Day last week, here's one of McSweeney's finest – "How about an ad where a woman is jogging, but in a chill way." 



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