Lit List: Wednesday July 13, 2016

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

  • Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman: A new Superman comic features a Chinese boy named Kong Kenan.  (NPR)
  • "Why Not Use This Moment to Celebrate Writers of Color?": Underground Airlines author Ben H. Winters lists some of his favorite "writers of color." (Lit Hub)
  • Dave Eggers offers a sneak peek at his new novel, 'Heroes of the Frontier' (The Washington Post)
  • Crowd-funded memoir wins £3,000 PEN Ackerley prize: Alice Jolly’s Dead Babies and Seaside Towns is awarded PEN Ackerley prize. (The Guardian)
  • William J. Astore: We Are The Empire: A new essay from Guernica covers "US Military Interventions, Alien Disaster Movies, and Star Wars." (Guernica
  • Letter of Recommendation: Audiobooks Read by the Author: Why it's imperative that authors voice their own audiobooks to provide the full reading experience. (The NY Times
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal Narrates Anna Karenina Audiobook: The actress' thoughts on narrating Audible's new Tolstoy audiobook. (GalleyCat)
  • The Last Station: Burhan Sönmez on the Writing Life in Istanbul: A writer reflects on his time spent in Istanbul. (Electric Lit
  • Michael Rosen and Sarah Crossan share children's poetry prize: For the first time ever, two poets are named the winners of the CLiPPA children’s poetry award. (The Guardian)