Friday Lit Links: Week of Nov. 10

November 10, 2017
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Books in a basket with warm sunlight

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Autostraddle’s list of 8 speculative fiction short collections featuring queer characters lists Helen Oyeyemi’s What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, an editor’s pick from the May issue of World Literature Today.

Literary Hub sat down with Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, and asked him what books made him who he is.

Here are 10 tips on writing from Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017 Nobel Laureate and author of The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go, and The Buried Giant.

Aminatta Forna reviewed Alexis Okeowo’s A Moonless, Starless Sky, a memoir accounting Okeowo’s trauma and eventual struggle to find normalcy amid African extremism.

Recommended Reading is accepting submissions for newly translated works until November 15. Translators and original authors will receive $100 each, and the works must be translated into English.  

 

Fun Finds

Pick up a copy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!) by James W. Gaynor. Bookbuzz.com calls it a “Surprising, witty take on a beloved class . . . it will delight Jane Austen fans and introduce a new generation of readers to Austen’s satire and humor.”

Virginia Woolf reviewed Leo Tolstoy in The Times Literary Supplement on February 1, 1917, saying he was “able to read the minds of different people as certainly as we count the buttons on their coats.”

“How do you make a name for yourself when your dad is the Master of Horror?” GQ sat down with Joe Hill to ask him what it’s like to write in the shadow of his prolific father, Stephen King.

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