Hello, Seven Billion!

An “interactive crowd-sourced literary” map and multimedia profiles of 150 Great Books from Book Drum and more on the crowd-funded UK publishing platform Unbound from this Little Atoms podcast

Craig Fehrman in the New York Times on the failure of the American Book Awards to seize the, um, popular literary imagination

Up to half a million babies are contenders to be the 7 billionth person. (Just bit more than the 1,000 Midnight’s Children who sprang from the imagination of Salman Rushdie.)

An elegy on handwriting from Intelligent Life

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