Lit List: Tuesday July 12, 2016

Sharon Dodua Otoo (Source:  Amrei-Marie on Wikipedia )

Sharon Dodua Otoo (Source: Amrei-Marie on Wikipedia)

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

  • Announcing the Long List for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize: Recognized and celebrated first novels of the year in fiction. (TCFF)
  • 5 Emerging Women Authors who Intimately Explore Place: Five women who brilliantly portray setting as an additional character in their literature. (Electric Lit)
  • Know Your History, Know Your Greatness: An English teacher includes Canadian abolitionist movement in her curriculum. (Hazlitt)
  • Today is Amazon's Prime Day (GalleyCat)
  • The 200 Happiest Words in Literature: "Researchers asked people to rate the happiness quotient of the words they encountered."  (The Atlantic
  • Novella by Saddam Hussein gets English translation: "Described by publisher as ‘a mix between Game of Thrones and the UK House of Cards-style fiction.’" (The Guardian
  • Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate, responds to gun violence with a new poem: A poet responds to the latest gun violence in the way he knows best. (The LA Times)
  • Black British writer wins major German-language fiction award: Sharon Dodua Otoo wins "arguably the most prestigious award in the German language." (The Guardian)
  • James Patterson Makes Forbes List of Top Paid Celebrities (GalleyCat)