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** Lit Hub Daily
September 15, 2020
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TODAY: In 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is born.
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* “When I’m telling a story I imagine the eavesdropper over my shoulder. (https://lithub.com/walter-mosley-when-im-telling-a-story-i-imagine-the-eavesdropper-over-my-shoulder/) ” Walter Mosley on storytelling, writing advice, and Winnie the Pooh. | Lit Hub
* “A fact is a wan thing without interpretation. The same facts are often marshaled to prove wholly contradictory arguments. (https://lithub.com/civility-and-so-called-objectivity-is-no-way-to-contain-a-plague-of-lies/) ” Siri Hustvedt on how easily we’ve been mesmerized by Trump’s norm-breaking rhetoric. | Lit Hub Politics (https://lithub.com/category/newsandculture/politics/)
* “A good court—maybe this is the definition of a good court—helps you witness the catalog, the encyclopedia, of tendernesses it is.” Ross Gay has written possibly the definitive ode to the pick-up basketball court (https://lithub.com/ross-gay-have-i-even-told-you-yet-about-the-courts-ive-loved/) . | Lit Hub Sports (https://lithub.com/category/newsandculture/sports/)
* How fiction reckons with a world in perpetual crisis (https://lithub.com/how-fiction-reckons-with-a-world-in-constant-crisis/) : a conversation between Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum and Karen Russell. | Lit Hub
* In case you need reminding, a book is not a baby (https://lithub.com/in-case-you-need-reminding-a-book-is-not-a-baby/) : Ayden LeRoux on abandoning the ubiquitous language of parenting. | Lit Hub
* https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YDB9Q95/ref=apubna_mq_lh_26645_nl_dp_dp_2009Bobbie Ann Mason recommends great novels about first love (https://bookmarks.reviews/five-great-novels-about-first-love/) , from Wuthering Heights to The Great Gatsby. | Book Marks
* Micah Nemerever looks at five tales of destructive romantic friendships (https://crimereads.com/mad-love-five-novels-about-destructive-romantic-friendships/) . | CrimeReads
* The Booker Prize shortlist has been announced (https://lithub.com/the-booker-prize-shortlist-includes-four-debut-novels-and-zero-novels-by-hilary-mantel-but-americans-dominate-again/) and it is dominated by debut novels. | The Hub
* For the 2021-22 school year, the University of Chicago’s (https://english.uchicago.edu/?fbclid=IwAR1vW5HOB42Rf6q5ETmvR9k2iWRFnLtJOKXU7y_BUnBb0GxwIqrdSsMTmck) English department, one of the top-rated in the US, will only a (https://english.uchicago.edu/?fbclid=IwAR1vW5HOB42Rf6q5ETmvR9k2iWRFnLtJOKXU7y_BUnBb0GxwIqrdSsMTmck) ccept students “interested in working in and with Black St (https://english.uchicago.edu/?fbclid=IwAR1vW5HOB42Rf6q5ETmvR9k2iWRFnLtJOKXU7y_BUnBb0GxwIqrdSsMTmck) udies.” (https://english.uchicago.edu/?fbclid=IwAR1vW5HOB42Rf6q5ETmvR9k2iWRFnLtJOKXU7y_BUnBb0GxwIqrdSsMTmck) | The University of Chicago
* The Irish Department of Education is considering (https://www.irishcentral.com/news/dept-education-considering-dropping-literary-classics-blm-protests) removing classic texts (https://www.irishcentral.com/news/dept-education-considering-dropping-literary-classics-blm-protests) like To Kill a Mockingbird from secondary school curricula after pro-Black Lives Matter families complained about the use of the n-word in classrooms. | Irish Central
* Is Walt Whitman, exemplary poet of a politically divided US (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/t-magazine/walt-whitman-cover.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage) , once again the writer of our moment? | The New York Times
* “There’s a part of me that feels the loss is incalculhttps://wwnorton.com/books/9781324005544able. What if there was something in one of those crushed boxes that would have transformed literary criticism forever? (https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/09/14/lost-libraries/) ” On the university that accidentally put Nadine Gordimer’s library on the street. | The Paris Review
* “The United States was among the last nations to welcome t (https://lithub.com/finding-a-home-for-the-last-refugees-of-world-war-ii/) he Last Million for resettlement. (https://lithub.com/finding-a-home-for-the-last-refugees-of-world-war-ii/) ” David Nasaw on the search for a home for the last refugees of World War II. | Lit Hub History (https://lithub.com/category/newsandculture/history/)
* “By putting on that tail and giving into the fantasy, I learned a few things about living everyday life. (https://lithub.com/what-becoming-a-mermaid-taught-me-about-being-a-modern-woman/) ” Lara Ehrlich on what becoming a mermaid taught her about being a modern woman. | Lit Hub Memoir (https://lithub.com/category/newsandculture/memoir/)
* Here’s how publishers based in the West are responding to a difficult, destructive fire season (https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/84325-wildfires-taking-toll-on-booksellers-publishers.html) . | Publishers Weekly
* “I had to convince the reader that what I was writing was real, and yet I’m calling it a novel.” Ayad Akhtar on using autobiographical material in his book Homeland Elegies. (https://www.npr.org/2020/09/14/911981941/its-real-it-s-fiction-it-s-a-paradox-ayad-akhtar-on-his-homeland-elegies) | NPR
* Reading Michael Cohen’s Disloyal as a memoir of jilted love (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/michael-cohens-memoir-of-jilted-love) . | The New Yorker

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Yuval Sharon and Cannupa Hanska Luger talk to Paul Holdengraber about the future of opera (https://lithub.com/yuval-sharon-and-cannupa-hanska-luger-on-the-future-of-opera/) , on The Quarantine Tapes.
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