Lit List: Weekend of Friday July 29, 2016

 Megan Abbot (Source: Wikipedia)

Megan Abbot (Source: Wikipedia)

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

  • Madeleine Dubus On Hearing Her Father's Voice Again: "Finding a way to mourn a father  beloved by the literary world."  (LitHub)
  • How Can Success Still Make You Feel Like A Failure? A look at writer Lidia Yuknavitch's TED Talk.(NPR
  • If politics has become stranger than fiction, we novelists must try harder: How politics is rendered in fiction. (The Guardian
  • Body Language: A debut story from one of Granta's new voices.  (Granta
  • Why All This Love for Saddam Hussein's New Novella? The hype surrounding this Christmas release. (Book Riot)
  • Women Crime Writers Are Not a Fad: Praise for author Megan Abbott. (LitHub
  • Memories of Mexico: The unfinished last work of cult writer Lucia Berlin.  (The New Yorker)
  • Look Up and See! On the biodiversity of New York City's birds.  (The New York Review of Books)