Lit List: Wednesday October 12, 2016

 Emily Witt (Source: Wikipedia)

Emily Witt (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening readers. Here's today's round-up of must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • An interview with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Here I Am, ten years after the release of his acclaimed debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. (BuzzFeed Books)
  • What Elena Ferrante’s latest book, Frantumaglia can tell us about her unfulfilled and uncertain quest for anonymity. (The New York Times) ·      
  • The Top Five Contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature: expert speculators favor these writers for tomorrow morning’s big reveal. (Lit Hub)
  • An exploration of the mournfulness and hopefulness of singledom today in Emily Witt’s new book, Future Sex. (Slate)
  • Preview Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro feminist re-imagining of New York City in Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, out October 19th, celebrating the remarkable women who have shaped the city from the beginning. (The New Yorker)
  • Essays by Robert Gluck: “In writing about sex, desire, and the body, New Narrative approached performance art…the book becomes social practice that is lived.” (3AM Magazine)
  • Judging books by their covers may actually work: how #bookstagram and stylized book covers can help publishers. (The Wire)