Lit List: Thursday November 10, 2016

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

  • Another Day in the Death of America: Gary Younge dedicates a book to ten people under 20 who died of gun violence on a single day in 2013. The London School of Economics Review of Books
  • Jelani Cobb: the results of this election are a repudiation of everything Barack Obama stands for New Yorker
  • Jelani Cobb's remarks to LSP about the tenuousness of America's 'perfect union' at Festival Albertine LSP
  • Kate Zambreno, the author of Heroines and other works of feminist criticism, on her pre-election malaise about America's future Guernica
  • Literary comics that will entertain you without dumbing you down Lithub
  • No More Heroes: why the idealism of individuals bent on being saviors won't save anybody The New Inquiry
  • Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad is a painful but illuminating reminder of the brutality of American history The Guardian
  • Why we still need poetry now more than ever The Atlantic