Lit List: Thursday July 14, 2016

 Carla Hayden (Source: Library of Congress)

Carla Hayden (Source: Library of Congress)

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

  • Rare JRR Tolkien poem The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun to be republished: A poem by The Lord of the Rings author to be republished for the first time in 70 years. (The Guardian
  • Forgetting Isn't Healing - Lessons From Elie Wiesel: One of Wiesel's former students and current NPR journalist remembers his impact.  (NPR)
  • Carla Hayden to Serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress: Hayden will be the first woman and African-American to serve in this role.  (GalleyCat
  • The American Side of France's Greatest Postwar Poet: The remarkable voice of Yves Bonnefoy.(The New Yorker
  • 'Amazon without Amazon': one-hour book delivery service launched: A speedily delivery service for book lovers. (The Guardian)
  • I Squatted James Baldwin’s House in Order to Save It: A writer occupies Baldwin's house in France.  (Lit Hub)
  • The Remarkable Forgotten Life of H.T. Tsiang (The New Yorker)
  • New York Today: Celebrating Bastille Day (The NY Times)