Laura Miller on the National Book Awards

A robust defense of the gatekeepers and why this year’s winners of The National Books Awards matter by Laura Miller in Salon. Both these books are back on my reading list!

What’s the place of the book in a world of digital communication? In these two choices, at least, the National Book Awards suggest that books are where grown-ups go when they want to use all of their minds and hearts.”

George Packer The Unwinding

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