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)