TODAY: In 1397, Chaucer tells The Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II.
Jennifer S. Cheng on the Japanese shut-in phenomenon of hikikomori and the rhythms of life as an American recluse. | Literary Hub
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Haruki Murakami have officially been designated as influential. | TIME Magazine
Colorado is moving one step closer to becoming heaven on earth (now complete with rustic reading experience). | The New York Times
Why Jane Austen triumphed where Frances Burney failed? The importance of the right kind of day jobs for writers. | The Millions
A newly discovered passage that reveals L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to have a more nuanced worldview: “Security is a most seductive thing… I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the greatest evil there is.” | Wall Street Journal