Writing in the books blog for the Guardian, Giles Foden wonders where all the literary salons have gone. He says the clubs that were set up to support culture such as the Groucho Club and Soho House in London are full of people more interested in talking about money that “the potentiality for syllabic verse in English.” and the pubs that once hosted nights where young writers mixed with elder statesmen have long gone.

To be honest, we’re drawn to Foden’s alarm because only this week PSFK friend Floyd Hayes sent us news that he was setting up a literary night in New York as a kind of protest to slumping literary standards. Floyd says:

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