Lit List: Monday November 21, 2016

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

  • Rest in Peace, William Trevor: revisit this extensive interview with the late Irish novelist and short story writer, who discusses everything from his slow writing process to his preference for humanity over politics The Paris Review
  • Moonglow: Michael Chabon’s “first faux-memoir novel” takes on the lasting effects of the Second World War, reminding us of a broken world in need of mending The New Yorker
  • Being American in a post-Brexit Britain: a writer reflects on the impossibility of escaping American politics Catapult
  • Love and Ruin: a new anthology of stories from The Atavist challenges the boundaries of “longform” and struggle with “the limits of investigation, representation, or understanding” Lit Hub
  • Anaïs Nin's third-rail erotica in the recently published Auletris proves that "the sexiest act of all is empathy" The Los Angeles Review of Books
  • Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo: Borish Fishman talks his new novel, immigration, and the Brooklyn Eagle Prize Shortlist Brooklyn Magazine
  • The life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte: from historical nonfiction to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, 7 books offer insight into one of the most notorious military and political figures of the past few centuries Signature Reads