Friday Lit Links: Week of Oct. 27

October 27, 2017
by WLT

Boy reading book by a window with warm fall light.

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Tillman Miller interviewed Sokunthary Svay, the first voice of what she hopes is a new generation of Cambodian American literature.

Rediscover the Khvoshchinskaya sisters, three women writers from 19th-century Russia whose voices were oppressed but are now being heard.

Sherman Alexie, 2010 Puterbaugh Fellow, has made the shortlist for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

The secret to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s overnight success is that it wasn’t overnight at all. Electric Literature delves into the decades before the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer received a 2017 MacArthur “genius” grant this year.

Via The Nation, 2012 Neustadt Prize finalist John Banville asks: What was it like to be Ernest Hemingway?


Fun Finds

Need more Horror books for your Halloween reading list? Check out these 8 translated works from around the world.

Take a look at how Instagram has become the digital hub for rare book dealers.

Oslo’s House of Literature is a place where writers, playwrights, illustrators, critics, and translators can all go to stay and work—at no charge.

Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017 Nobel Laureate, may have predicted the rise of millennial foodies.

Writers, don’t forget to prepare for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo!