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** Lit Hub Daily
March 15, 2019
TODAY: In 1918, literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, winner of the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joyce, is born.
TODAY: In 1918, literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joyce, is born.
* Weekend reading: eight excellent debuts by Irish women writers (https://lithub.com/8-recommended-debuts-by-irish-women-writers/) (with a Sally Rooney bonus). | Lit Hub
* Read a previously unpublished letter (https://lithub.com/read-a-previously-unpublished-letter-from-zora-neale-hurston/) from Zora Neale Hurston—writer, folk concert curator, true Renaissance woman. | Lit Hub
* Artist collectives, festivals, and actual subculture: why Salt Lake City is a pretty great place (https://lithub.com/why-salt-lake-city-is-a-great-place-for-a-writer-to-live/) for a writer to live. | Lit Hub
* The streets in Ulysses are the streets of the everyman (https://lithub.com/james-joyces-dublin-a-microcosm-of-the-world/) : a walk through James Joyce’s Dublin. | Lit Hub
* Tommy Orange, Zadie Smith, Ada Limón, and more won National Book Critics Circle Awards (https://bookmarks.reviews/congratulations-to-the-2019-national-book-critics-circle-award-winners/) last night. | Book Marks
* New titles from G. Willow Wilson, Salvatore Scibona, David Means, and Frans De Waal all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week (https://bookmarks.reviews/the-best-reviewed-books-of-the-week-3-15-2019/) . | Book Marks
* “It’s more compelling to write about people (http://crimereads.com/harlan-coben-wants-the-reader-to-decide/) who are trying to do right but wrong still seems to find them.” Harlan Coben talks ordinary heroes and everyday inspiration. | CrimeReadshttps://unevadapress.com/books/?isbn=9781948908061
* The PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award will be awarded to three women writers and activists imprisoned for challenging male guardianship laws in Saudi Arabia (https://pen.org/press-release/imprisoned-saudi-writer-activists-womens-rights-champions-receive-freedom-to-write-award-2019-gala/) . | PEN America
* “My desire to read about the casual cruelty of two women whose lives are linked by force and by circumstance was low.” On losing a friend while reading Elena Ferrante (https://jezebel.com/ferrante-fever-and-the-end-of-female-friendship-1833047649) . | Jezebel
* Meet Eva Palmer Sikelianos, founding member of the literary subculture of “Sapphics” (https://lithub.com/it-was-all-greek-to-her-with-the-sappho-obsessed-in-1900s-paris/) in the early 1900s. | Lit Hub
* Phones, wikis, music, accessibility: how the internet is changing our ability to preserve endangered languages (https://theoutline.com/post/7156/the-internet-is-changing-the-way-we-preserve-endangered-languages) . | The Outline
* “Each one is so uniquely unintelligible that, in the end, it doesn’t even make sense to compare them. (https://thebaffler.com/latest/unlikely-journeys-bittle) ” A dispatch from the brave masochist who read 13 campaign memoirs from 2020 presidential hopefuls. | The Baffler
* “I spotted listings for Diane Keaton, John Gregory Dunne, and Joan Didion. If I got lonely, maybe I’d invite them over for drinks (https://lithub.com/the-time-i-crashed-at-nora-ephrons-apartment/) .” On crashing at Nora Ephron’s apartment. | Lit Hub
* “You know those things where it’s mean, but so mean that it’s hilarious (https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/lindy-west-profile-shrill.html) ? I was really good at that.” Read a profile of Lindy West. | The Cut
* Good news about bad books (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/14/amazon-pulls-books-offering-dangerous-cures-for-autism) : Amazon will pull titles that promise to cure autism with—among other things—camel’s milk and chlorine dioxide. | The Guardian
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