Good evening readers. Here's a round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and writing.
- The battle to save Langston Hughes' $3 million home: a Harlem brownstone where the poet's typewriter still sits on a shelf is threatened by gentrification. (CNN)
- Learning from the Slaughter in Attica: A new book on the 1971 prison uprising illuminates the criminal justice system then and now. (The New Yorker)
- Svetlana Alexeievich Grapples with Putin's Russia: from the Nobel laureate's upcoming book, reminiscences of the last days of Soviet Bloc. (Lithub)
- The Trolls in Our Midst: What Fairytales Can Tell Us about Online Behavior: The "evil, stupid elves" on the page and online. (Electric Lit)
- Death and All Her Friends: How to bury a stray dog. (The Paris Review)
- Debut Novel Takes On The American Dream ... Racism, Recession And All: In her first novel, Cameroonian immigrant Imbolo Bue draws on her experience of coming to America. (NPR)