Lit List: Wednesday August 3, 2016

 Chimamanda Adichie (Source: Wikipedia)

Chimamanda Adichie (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literary fans. Here's what we read today that you should too.

  • Chimamanda Adichie On Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, and Writing Across Culture (Flavorwire)
  • On the Politics of Europe's New Literary Superstars: A new generation of writers is "reinventing political literature." (LitHub)
  • The Improbable Life and Prescient Poetry of Basil Bunting (The New Yorker)
  • Colson Whitehead on Slavery, Success, and Writing the Novel That Really Scared Him (The NY Times)
  • Girl on the Train carries Paula Hawkins into list of world's richest authors: And Forbes’s highest-paid authors in 2016.  (The Guardian)
  • In defense of Rudyard Kipling and The Jungle Books: An argument on behalf of the controversial writer. (The Washington Post)
  • Crash Course Video on Sonnets Goes Viral: An analysis on Shakespeare's sonnets from author John Green. (GalleyCat)
  • 'New' old books: the irresistible charm of authors' lost works: Forthcoming 'new' books of 2016. (The Guardian)
  • 5 Lessons in Civic Responsibility We Can Learn From Shirin Ebadi: Wisdom from a writer and Nobel Peace prize recipient. (Book Riot)