Lit List: Thursday August 4, 2016

 Ta-Nehisi Coates (Source: Wikipedia)

Ta-Nehisi Coates (Source: Wikipedia)

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

  • Jay McInerney: 5 Books in My Life: "Dylan Thomas made me want to be a writer."  (LitHub)
  • The Unsung Heroine Who Helped Shape 'Suicide Squad': On one of the co-writers of the comic series that led to a newly released film. (NPR
  • 7 Sci-Fi Writers Predict The Future Of The Olympics (Huffington Post)
  • Summer Reads: Recommendations for the rest of the season.  (Granta)
  • Secrets of the Trade: A poem by Anna Akhmatova. (The Paris Review)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates to Curate French-American Festival: The author will curate a free event in New York aimed towards "bringing together French and American artists and thinkers." (The NY Times)
  • Sprung From Poverty, the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Endure: The latest obituary from The New York Times' 'Not Forgotten' series. (The NY Times
  • The True Events That Inspired The Little Prince: The life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  (TIME
  • Patton Oswalt will finish his late wife Michelle McNamara's book about a California serial killer: The actor and comedian will finish where his wife left off before she died. (The LA Times)
  • Barack Obama Writes a Feminist Essay: The president has written "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like." (GalleyCat