Long Reads Of The Week - 27 April

Great reads you missed from around the web

1 | In 1977 Robyn Davidson trekked 1700 miles across the Australian outback with four camels and a dog. Her journey is the subject of Tracks, a new film starring Mia Wasikowska. This week the Telegraph ran an extract from her extraordinary original account.

2 | When Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez died earlier this month, tributes poured in from all corners of the world. This short, sweet piece from the New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson – who met 'Gabo' many times – captures the spirit of the Nobel Prize winning writer beautifully.

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3 | It's hard to overstate the significance of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks (note the Guardian's recent Pulitzer for breaking the story). Here for Vanity Fair, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough and Sarah Ellison look back on a story that changed the world in a thorough, fascinating and timely account of how the biggest whistle-blowing exercise in American history came together.

4 | On Slate, Michael Agresta asks what will become of the public library in the digital age? America is coming up with some interesting suggestions – perhaps it's time Britain took note.