Weekend Reading: Lit Links

Fall is here! What better Saturday activity than curling up with a warm blanket, a content pet, a hot beverage, and all the things on the internet? Here’s what sparked our interest this week:

  • The New York Times reviewed Matt Bell’s latest novel, Scrapper
  • Over at Adventures in Storyland, Sarah Hollowell offers a how-to guide for “skinny writers who want to write fat characters.”
  • At The Guardian, poet Jane Hu interrogates Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of a Chinese pseudonym and discusses the sordid history of “yellowface” in American popular culture. 
  • Also at The Guardian, five young London poets speak out about the refugee experience in hopes of countering the anti-refugee rhetoric that has flooded international media as of late.
  • Over at New Republic, Stacia L. Brown reflects on the personal essay economy and how the personal essay boom has excluded black women writers.

Happy Reading!

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