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Craig Mod
Freelance

Craig Mod is a writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Message, among others. This year, he published his first essay collection in Japanese. He lives in New York City and Tokyo.

Written by Craig Mod

Essay/
Digital culture
Future reading

Digital books stagnate in closed, dull systems, while printed books are shareable, lovely and enduring. What comes next?

Craig Mod