Weekend Reads: Franzen, Spoilers, The Pleasures of Being Read To and Rushdie on Censorship

Each weekend we round up some of the best articles or features that you may have missed during the week. Sit down with a coffee (other beverages are available) and enjoy.

Jonathan Franzen: the path to Freedom – (The Guardian)

Before the huge success of The Corrections, the novelist was broke, depressed and stuck in an unhappy marriage. In a lecture on autobiography and fiction, he explains how he overcame a sense of shame, guilt and disloyalty.

What Do Spoilers Spoil? – (The New York Times)

Stanley Fish on exactly what do spoiler spoil?

The Pleasures of Being Read To – (The New Yorker)

John Colapinto on the history of the audiobook and why being read to is so special.

On Censorship – (The New Yorker)

Salman Rushdie on censorship and why no writers wants to face it.

Did we miss anything? Send us your reading recommendations in the comments below or via Twitter and Facebook.

Robert Chilver – @robchilver

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