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The mysterious Voynich manuscript appears to finally have been decoded and the truth is much less mysterious than the myth.

Robin Sloan discusses his new book Sourdough and a change in Silicon Valley.

Alexandra Kleeman on writing and books you should read.

Short story collections that are linked.

Catherynne M. Valente discusses her new middle-grade book in which she takes the Brontë sisters to Narnia.

The 11 least reliable narrators in literature.

Watch the trailer for Alias Grace, the Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel.

The resurgence of magical realism in new literature.

Some other books you might have missed this summer, but there’s always still time to read!

Books about real and fictional cults.

On radioactive friendships between girls.

Jesmyn Ward shares her favorite books with absent parents.

The case against age-based literary awards.

Read a newly discovered Kurt Vonnegut story.

The story of one author and his book and the long road to adaptation.

Eric watched all of hot Shakespeare so you don’t have to.

The new literary Youtube show takes on Edgar Allen Poe.

Read an exclusive excerpt of John Green‘s new book.

This diner in Detroit gives every diner a free book.

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