Evan Hughes

The Norwegian Government Keeps Book Publishers Alive

And other reasons it's the best place in the world to be a writer

And other reasons Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard Became a Literary Sensation by Exposing His Every Secret

Readers love him for it. He hates himself.

He became the literary star of 2014 by exposing his every secret. Now he hates himself for it. 

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Books Don't Want to Be Free

How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries

You hardly have to wait in line at Barnes & Noble anymore. The cashiers stare into the middle distance, while on the sales floor, space for books steadily erodes. Instead: toys, magnifying glasses, doodads for the desk. Also: Nook devices, which are supposed to represent the future. Except the Nook division is actually doing worse than the stores themselves.

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A pioneer of virtual reality says that digital capitalism is wreaking real damage.

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The Meet Market

In a college campus study in 1989, physically attractive people approached opposite-sex students and asked, “Would you go to bed with me tonight?” Not

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