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2,000-Year-Old Unraveled Buddhist Scroll Digitized: Today In Books

2,000-Year-Old Unraveled Buddhist Scroll Digitized

Talk about a nerve-racking decision and endeavor, considering the slightest thing could cause a scroll this old to crumble. But how else are you going to read what is written on the Gandhara scroll? That’s the dilemma that was faced back in 2006 when the scroll was successfully unrolled. Now the Library of Congress has digitized the scroll, making it easy to read without damaging history.

Writers Who Tweet Novel Pitch Can Win Retreat

One writer could be one tweet away from a dream writer’s retreat. is giving away a free writer’s retreat, and the entry is simple–if you’re cool with publicly posting your idea–just tweet your novel pitch with #WriTweet. Good luck!

Married Author’s To Adapt Own Novel

Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman will be adapting Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay into a Showtime series. They’ll wear triple hats as they will write, executive produce, and be the showrunners.