Long Reads Of The Week - 9 November

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | The Guardian's profile of Christopher Nolan, by Tom Shone, offers a great insight into the personality and methods of the director Hollywood trusts above all others, as Interstellar hits cinemas.

2 | What's it like running a marathon when you're 60? The New York Times' Jere Longman's account of completeing the New York City Marathon in his latter years is funny and wise.

3 | Writing for SeattleMet, Brooke Jarvis tells the story of The Oso mudslide – one of the worst landslides in American history which struck without warning in March this year – and the peole who survived it.

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4 | Once hailed as the savour of the book industry, Amazon is now Literary Enemy Number One. Keith Gessen reports on 'The War of the Words' for Vanity Fair.

5 | In 'The Man Who Got America High', Narratively's Jeff Maysh talks to Alfred Dellentash Jr., the man who smuggled drugs for Pablo Escobar while chatering flights for the Rolling Stones. It's the first time he's told his remarkable life story to anyone.