Lit List: Wednesday November 23, 2016

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

  • William Trevor, who passed away at 88 this week, "explored the fictional possibilities of every type of person but himself" Los Angeles Times
  • From African goat herder to Nobel Prize contender: an interview with Ngugi wa Thiong'o The Washington Post
  • 10 books by indigenous authors "for Thanksgiving, Standing Rock and everything in between" Lit Hub
  • A new exhibit at Paris's Jeu de Paume titled Soul√®vements ("Uprisings") considers depictions of revolt, from Goya to Polke Hyperallergic
  • Female power at the Costa Book Awards: 14 out of 20 spots on the shortlist go to women writers, from pop journalist Sylvia Patterson to singer/poet Kate Tempest The Independent
  • A personal essay about grappling with loss, and the hardness that "comes from a life lived underground Catapult
  • Trevor Noah sits down with Fresh Air to discuss his new memoir, Born a Crime, and his mother's bravery and "magic dust" NPR
  • Happy Thanksgiving! We'll be back with more literary news on Monday, November 28.