Lit List: Monday October 24, 2016

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

  • Top Ten Nasty Women in Literature: Trump's "nasty woman" insult calls for a celebration of our favorite literary anti-heroines LSP
  • Scaredy-cat bookshelf: 5 Halloween-themed books to read if you can't handle the horror Book Riot
  • Ghostland: what haunted houses and spooky stories reveal about American history TIME
  • An interview with Irenosen Okojie: the Betty Trask Award winner discusses life, writing and her new collection of short stories, Speak Gigantular 3AM Magazine
  • Elena Ferrante's chilling children's book: a sneak peak at illustrator's Mara Cerri's drawings in The Beach at Night, newly published in English Huffington Post
  • Running in the wake: a runner's audiobook soundtrack keeps up his pace as he rediscovers literature, and himself, along the way The Millions
  • "Creating a new language as a form of silence": poet Cynthia Cruz in conversation about her two upcoming books Divedapper
  • The Ephemerides: an interview with the woman behind a Twitter bot's "poems from outer space" Lenny Letter