Lit List: Tuesday August 16, 2016

Good evening literature lovers. Here's a round-up of today's must-read literary news and commentary.

  • An interview with Brian Evenson: The novelist on solipsism, disembodied heartbeats and religious apostasy (The White Review)
  • Hunter Thompson's widow returns Hemingway antlers: Thompson took the antlers from Hemingway’s Idaho home while on assignment for the National Observer (Galley Cat)
  • Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade (The Guardian)
  • In Conversation With Colson Whitehead: The The Underground Railroad author talks Oprah’s endorsement and avoiding clichés (Vulture)
  • A Good Story, if I Can Remember It: Tracking down the memories of anti-apartheid writer and editor Sylvester Stein. (Lapham's Quarterly)
  • The Big I: Chasing Amy and the toxic “nerd masculinity” of the nineties. (The Paris Review)
  • The Weak Spot: New fiction by Sophie Mackintosh (Granta)
  • Thomas McGuane on Papaya, his story in this week’s New Yorker (The New Yorker)
  • Two short pieces by Chilean literature’s ‘best kept secret’: Roberto Merino considers the feelings and memories evoked by seasonal change (The Guardian)
  • Dreaming Up Rio: A new collection of photographs of the Rio of the belle époque. (The New York Review of Books)