Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens Its important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking … Read more

Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

Radish is officially launching its mobile apps for reading bite-sized chunks of serialized fiction and its announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. This isnt the first startup to experiment with new ways to deliver fictionvia e-readers and mobile devices. In fact, I wrote about one of them in my very first … Read more

We need to talk about cultural appropriation: why Lionel Shriver’s speech touched a nerve

Is it OK for white writers to take on a black voice? The protest that followed the American novelists address in Brisbane has cast new light on one of cultures hottest debates one that has hundreds of years of backstory and has reverberated through literature, rap, rock and Hollywood movies Lionel Shriver knew she was … Read more

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