A review of Everything and Less: the Novel in the Age of Amazon, by Mark McGurl
How a letter from Archimedes survived the collapse of several empires, fire, mold, forgery, and literal erasure
What recent extortion schemes tell us about the Internet's favorite book site
A review of Tim Hwang's The Subprime Attention Crisis, and what it might mean for online writing
My contribution to an overstuffed genre
The world's oldest epic, from cuneiform to computers
Pulled from the archives
Two non-reviews of books about Haruki Murakami, and a balanced breakfast recipe
Mold will consume us all, but it doesn't have to consume your books yet
What could artificial intelligence do to literature?
Melvil Dewey's quest to make the perfect script
And a few other observations on Katherine Rundell's life of John Donne