Lit List: Monday June 13, 2016

 The  Hamilton  cast and crew greets President Barack Obama, 2015. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Hamilton cast and crew greets President Barack Obama, 2015. (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literary fans. Here's what we read today that you should too.

  • The Orlando Massacre: Writers Respond with Sadness and Outrage (Lambda Literary)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Accepts Tony Award with a Sonnet: The 'Hamilton' creator delivers his Tony Award acceptance speech in a less traditional way with a poem mentioning the tragedy in Orlando. (GalleyCat)
  • With 16 nominations and 11 Tony wins, 'Hamilton' takes home the award for Best Book of a Musical. (The New York Times)
  • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales gets a new look 600 years later with "Refugee Tales" of detention and trafficking.  (The Guardian)
  • Penguin Modern Poets series gets 21st-Century relaunch: Penguin's iconic series first launched in the 1960s will introduce a new generation of poets. (The Guardian)
  • A $7,500 book celebrates the life of the great Muhammad Ali. (Lit Hub)
  • On Max Perkins: One of America's Greatest Editors. Maxwell Perkins - editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Wolfe - lectured NYU students on book editing in 1946 (Lit Hub)
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird and Phoebe Fox have been chosen as the two female leads for BBC’s highly-anticipated adaptation of bestselling author Zadie Smith’s NW (Deadline)