Lit List: Weekend of Friday July 15, 2016

 J.K. Rowling (Source: Wikipedia)

J.K. Rowling (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literary fans. Here's some literary news and commentary to add to your weekend reading list.

  • 'Macavity' Reintroduces T.S. Eliot's Beloved Feline Creation: From poetry to a picture book.  (The NY Times)
  • Arcadia by Emma Cline: New fiction from acclaimed The Girls writer.  (Granta
  • On Sexism in Literary Prize Culture: How female writers are not recognized the same as their male counterparts. (Lit Hub)
  • A discredited writer seeking rehabilitation in a new book: An anticipated review of Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love.  (The Washington Post)
  • This real-life voyeur of sexual acts is worthy of fiction: A review of Gay Talese's questionable book on Gerald Foos. (The Washington Post)
  • Voltaire's Luck: "The French philosopher outsmarts the lottery."  (Lapham's Quarterly
  • Bernie Sanders to Write a Book: The U.S. Senator will share his experiences from the campaign trail. (GalleyCat
  • The Second Coming of Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling continues to expand her success by building on the HP phenomenon.  (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Going viral - Why diseases are infecting fiction: A look at "the growing fascination with epidemics in literature and film."  (The Guardian)
  • Small Claims Copyright Act Introduced in the House: New legislation to help authors protect their rights. (GalleyCat