Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.
- Join us at the third annual Festival Albertine! Starting tonight, we'll be covering the 5-day festival with live-tweets, interviews, Facebook Live sessions, and on Instagram. Follow all of our coverage on our website, which will feature a round-up of daily highlights.
- Rebecca Solnit invites Trump back to his diverse hometown of New York City (Lit Hub)
- "Islandia": Austin Tappan Wright's forgotten, imaginative novel (The New Yorker)
- Bibliotherapy: James McWilliams on the paradoxical nature of therapeutic reading (The Millions)
- Pull Me Under: Kelly Luce's suspense novel "gets more right about women than so many others" (NPR)
- "On Homesickness": Francesca Mari on embracing nostalgia and longing "for something that no longer exists" (The Paris Review)
- How Thomas De Quincey legitimized our fascination with murderers (New Republic)
- Escapism at its finest: the best new science fiction and fantasy novels this month (The Washington Post)