Recommended reading: Robert Darnton writes for The New York Review of Books blog about the history and politics of censorship.
Trying to get some writing done? Procrastinate with a game about trying to get some writing done without procrastinating.
We cover a decent number of literary awards here at The Millions, but we, like most magazines, have a tendency to focus on the present. At the LARB, Andrew Nicholls makes up for this by recounting the very first book awards, in which Mooluu’s “The Beast Attacked” goes head-to-head with Kurtan the Elder’s “Why Half My Face is Missing.” You could also read our own Mark O’Connell on why we care about literary prizes to begin with.