Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.
- The Jaipur Literary Festival experienced political upheaval, mirroring the cultural battles gripping India The New York Times
- Porochista Khakpour: portrait of the artist as a debut novelist Lithub
- "Do Not Believe Me Were I to Talk to You of War," by Asmaa Azaieh Asymptote
- In Asghar Farhadi's latest film, a couple's marriage sours while they act in a production of Death of a Salesman The Atlantic
- "The Mourners" by Chanelle Benz: "If ever they were to speak again it must be now through the spirit." Electric Literature
- Why rats are typecast as villains: a literary history Atlas Obscura
- Obsessed and the menace of domestic thrillers The Paris Review