Lit List: Weekend of Friday July 1, 2016

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Good evening literary fans. Here's some literary news to add to your weekend reading list. And a big happy 4th of July holiday to everyone! We hope you spend it with a fantastic book and some fine weather.

  • What is The Great American Novel? Critics pick their favorites in time for the holiday weekend (LA Times)
  • Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism? Suki Kim on the mislabeling of her novel describing her time undercover in North Korea  (NPR)
  • Geoffrey Hill, 'one of the greatest English poets', dies aged 84 (The Guardian)
  • Me, Tarzan: Get To Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Ape Man: With the opening of The Legend of Tarzan in theaters, NPR offers everything you need to know about Tarzan. (NPR
  • Litsy Social Reading App: A new app allows readers to let friends know what they're reading (GalleyCat)
  • Cow and Company: A poem by 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize overall winner Parashar Kulkarni. (Granta)
  • Author Gay Talese disavows his latest book amid credibility questions (The Washington Post)
  • Gay Talese backtracks book comments (The Guardian
  • How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front (The NY Times)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's war experiences inspire novel by his grandson (The Guardian)