EVENTS

LONDON: Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture on the theme of digital human rights. Sunday, December 16. Tickets available here.

Classic Russian Writers: For teh Internets

As a freelance writer and editor, KA Semënova spends a lot of time on the Internet. She doesn’t hate it like Franzen does, but she’s often irritated by the solipsism and ahistoricism of the average Facebook feed. To test her theory that human nature is neither analog or digital—and to put her college minor in Russian to use, finally—she updates classics of Russian literature with modern technologies to see if the insights of those writers hold up today.