Lit List: Monday October 17, 2016

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

  • Jeffrey Eugenides profiles Zadie Smith, one of the most vital literary voices of our generation NYT Magazine
  • Civil Rights leader John Lewis retells his life of activism in the latest installment of March, a graphic novel and National Book Award finalist New Republic
  • Chigozie Obioma, one of LSP’s first interviewees and author of The Fisherman, opens himself up to The Guardian, discussing the politics of a writer’s identity, intended audiences, and why labels are meaningless to his work The Guardian
  • If you liked Emma Cline's The Girls as much as we did, Cruel Beautiful World, a new novel by Caroline Leavitt, is a must-read Washington Post
  • Believe it or not, 90s nostalgia doesn't have to end with a new choker: travel back in time with these 100 literary gems Book Riot
  • Just as reading lets you travel across time and space, a stroll through our native New York City streets can feel like a world tour BuzzFeed
  • Enter the mind of graphic novelist MariNaomi as she tackles female friendship, youth, and her creative process Catapult
  • "It seems like the book must already have existed, containing the story of its own origins as well as its own critique": Amanda DeMarco on Suite for Barbara Loden, a new novel by Nathalie Léger The Rumpus