LRB Panel: The Future of Reading

The writers on The London Review of Books’s panel “The Author in the Age of the Internet” this past Saturday might have been divided into two categories: those who know how to operate a portable electronic gadget, and those who don’t.

Writing Stiffs

Charlotte Bronte somehow survived on $1,838 a year, adjusted for inflation, working as a Yorkshire governess. (Lapham’s Quarterly has put together a chart showing what great writers earned in their day jobs.)