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Fiction is used to shape culture and shift history. Does it still? Is digital humanity now semiliterate, unable to read long texts or tackle complex ideas? Or are literary Luddites pathetically out of touch? Pip Williams (The Bookbinder of Jericho), Craig Higginson (The Ghost of Sam Webster) and Barbara Boswell (The Comrade’s Wife) weigh up the power of the written word. Batya Bricker of Exclusive Books asks the questions. 

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