Lit List: Friday October 14, 2016

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

  • If you couldn't tell from his voice crooning away in every local coffee shop, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Literary Show Project's founder Prune Perromat revisits Bob Dylan's lyrical mastery and the "infinite freedom of literary creations" (LSP)

  • Meet Bob Dylan, the twenty-something: "The way I like to write is for it to come out the way I walk or talk" (New Yorker)
  • A love letter to New York City, How Bob Dylan's complicated and fertile urban romance shaped and inspired his music (NYTimes)
  • Congrats to one of our first featured authors: Sarah Gerard's Binary Star was listed as one of the most excellent debut novels. (Read It Forward)
  • Honoring the Bard: Adam Gopnik considers the ethics of rewriting Shakespeare's plays (New Yorker)
  • The Millions reviews Matías Celedón's Kafkaesque new book, The Subsidiary, which feels as much like an art exhibit as it does a novel (The Millions)
  • Outsider or Stranger? The political history of translating Albert Camus's 1942 classic, L'Étranger (The Guardian)
  • Anuradha Roy, Booker Prize-nominated author, discusses her latest novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, creating fictional landscapes, and the intentionality of writing (Electric Literature)