Hello readers. We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, filled with good company and good books (sometimes, they're the same thing!). Here's some literary news, commentary and writing to add to your weekend reading list.
- The Forgotten History of Florence's Mixed-Race Medici: the first duke of Florence was murdered, then character-asssassinated. (Lithub)
- Book Review: Adjusted Margin: Xerography, Art and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century by Kate Eichhorn: The liberatory potential of the Zerox machine. (LSE Review of Books)
- Jonathan Safran Foer's Here I Am Is a Mid-Life Crisis in Prose: This reviewer finds Foer's latest a self-indulgent and bloodless exercise. (The Culture Trip)
- Wrong Norma: poetry by Anne Carson. (London Review of Books)
- The Quiet Violence of Dreams: a 2001 novel that dissected post-apartheid South Africa is still relevant, and has inspired an art exhibition in Cape Town. (Frieze)
- N.K. Jemisin and the Politics of Prose: a conversation with the Hugo Award winning novelist. (The Atlantic)
- Rising of a Legend: Rion Amilcar Scott's collection of deftly observed short stories, reviewed (Berfrois)