Lit List: Monday November 7, 2016

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

  • Festival Albertine: LSP’s coverage of the 5-day cultural and literary festival is now available on our website. Our immersive, multimedia coverage features panel recaps, exclusive interviews, and intimate readings from writers such as Jelani Cobb, Kelly Sue Deconnick, among others. LSP
  • Writing in the age of Trump: on the eve of the election, writers weigh in on the state of American politics Lit Hub
  • Roxane Gay on the election: “Tuesday will not and cannot be the end of the world” The New York Times
  • Literary agents would probably pass on “Election 2016: The Novel,” citing disinterest and an overly cartoonish villain Medium
  • Enter Flaubert’s atelier: a newly discovered travel diary from the Madame Bovary author offers a peek into the writer’s “process of creation, the search for perfection.” The Guardian
  • Interview with Negin Farsad: the “social justice comedian” is also a writer, director, and author of How to Make White People Laugh, a memoir in essays Guernica
  •  “Parthenon of Banned Books”: Argentine artist Marta Minujîn constructs a model of the ancient Athenian temple out of banned literary works Melville House
  • Little Free Libraries: the nonprofit “with a passion for literacy and community planted its 50,000th Little Free Library” Book Riot