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July 22, 2016

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Our own Hannah Gersen writes for Catapult on titling her debut novel, Home Field. As she puts it, “The idea that a title could dissuade a reader was not something I had even considered.” Pair with Bill Morris’s Millions interview with the author.

July 22, 2016

Audio Only: On the Rise of the Literary Podcast 6

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A second wave of literary podcasts has emerged and allowed us to fuel our consumption of the medium. But only a handful of podcasts have transcended the limitations of the genre and broken through to find a wider audience.

July 21, 2016

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One of Ursula K. Le Guin’s digital-only stories will be published for the first time in a 50th anniversary omnibus edition of The Tales of Earthsea.

July 21, 2016

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As a part of their Read, Watch, Binge! summer series, NPR recommends TV series, movies, books, and more based on 60 of their readers favorite books. If you’re looking for more books, check out our Great Second-Half Fiction Preview.

July 21, 2016

Say My Name 0

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“A name serves as a gateway to knowing someone, and usually the person with the aberrant name must create the opportunities. One way is to change her name.” S. Isabel Choi writes on why she chose to go by Isabel in high school. Pair with a piece on growing up with a Paraguayan name in […]

July 21, 2016

Everything Takes Longer than You Expect: The Millions Interviews Hannah Gersen 0

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Writing is gratifying on a daily basis. If I didn’t love doing it, I would have stopped a long time ago.

July 21, 2016

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Recommended Reading: Jen Calleja offers a reading list to soothe your Brexit blues at The Quietus. “Like many people, I went through the five stages of Brexit – ‘oh well’, manic laughter, crying, rage, existential despair – in one day, and in the days that followed felt numb, nauseous, in doubt. But now it’s time […]

July 21, 2016

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Following the recent violence in the U.S., the editors at n+1 offer resources and articles from the archives. You could also read yesterday’s article asking what political writing is or Michael Bourne’s review of Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash.

July 21, 2016

Is It Really So Wrong to Kill a Mockingbird? 4

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The mockingbird has long served as a rallying point for a very specific vision of American communal identity — one intertwined with the romantic glories of the Old South. Its associations with the nightingale allow the mockingbird to suggest a vision of the South as a lost idyll, the mythic location of a golden age we can no longer inhabit.

July 20, 2016

Williams Reads “Stuff” 0

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Recommended Listening: Joy Williams reads her story “Stuff” from The New Yorker’s July 25th issue.