Lit List: Thursday June 9, 2016

 Emma Cline. (Source: www.emmacline.com)

Emma Cline. (Source: www.emmacline.com)

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

  • Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older? Francine Prose asks whether it's more difficult to be sucked into a story once the line between imaginary and reality becomes more defined with age. (The New York Times)
  • The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Winner is Irish author Lisa McInerney for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies. (BWPFF)
  • "I Have To Make It Happen": Uganda's newest publishing house, Sooo Many Stories, plots its future (Publishing Perspectives)
  • Emma Cline's "beast of a debut" The Girls, finds the horror both in murder - and being fourteen.  (Electric Literature)
  • It appears the upcoming presidential election has quite a few elements in common with dystopian YA stories. (Book Riot)
  • Ernest Hemingway: Middlebrow Revolutionary. Hemingway once said to his publisher, “My book will be praised by highbrows and can be read by lowbrows.” (The Millions)
  • Ruuman Alam, author of the new novel Rich and Pretty, writes about what it means to fall in friend-love in your twenties (Buzzfeed Books)
  • American author Akhil Sharma's Family Life wins International Dublin Literary Award for his novel Family Life. (BBC)