Lit List: Friday October 28, 2016

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

  • “14 Bewitching Books about Witches”: book recommendations for a spooky Halloweekend Read It Forward

  • Toni Morrison: the Nobel Prize winning author talks about literature, police brutality and Kanye West’s birthday presents Lit Hub

  • The Handmaid’s Tale in 2016:  when dystopian literature becomes too close for comfort Book Riot

  • The Revolutionaries Try Again: Mauro Javier Cardenas’s debut novel’s self-conscious and distinctly Modernist language Electric Literature

  • Shakespeare and Company: a new book tells the history of Paris’s most famous and charming bookshop on its 65th anniversary Hyperallergic

  • On weightlessness: Evelyn Hampton describes her struggle with anorexia as “a kind of desertification of the body” Catapult

  • Auletris: Erotica:  a new volume of lost writing by Anais Nin will has been consigned to Amazon’s “adult content dungeon” The Guardian

  • Recreating the 80s: six novelists on literary time travel, ‘80s signifiers, and the dangers of nostalgia Vulture