Lit List: Friday November 11, 2016

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

  • Rest in Peace, Leonard Cohen: a tribute to the musician who reinvented songwriting, and himself, right up until the end Rolling Stone
  • Songs of solidarity: the healing power of music on the week we need it most The New Yorker
  • Art after Trump: how arts helps us process and give shape to our feelings with grace Lit Hub
  • The American Nightmare: Adam Shatz explains our new reality, and the end of “a certain idea of America, as a model of democracy and freedom” London Review of Books
  • “Margaret Atwood is Everywhere”: the acclaimed writer’s work extends beyond the page with screen adaptations Signature Reads
  • A new three-volume biography of Franz Kafka digs deep, uncovering a “new and surprising relevant” literary figure The Economist
  • Night of the Animals: Bill Broun’s new novel is “a tale of one man’s odyssey to free the animals in the London Zoo” The Millions
  • Belle Boggs on The Art of Waiting, her new book of essays on infertility and “the unfulfilled longing for a child” The Rumpus
  • Artists react to Trump: a “wound too fresh” but “a chance for catharsis” ArtNet