Lit Hub Daily: September 13, 2023

  • “I beg you to see what it is that we must save, and not to let the bigots and misogynists take it away from us again.” Watch Ursula K. Le Guin read about her illegal abortion as a college senior in 1964. | Lit Hub Virtual Book Channel

  • Zakiya Dalila Harris goes behind the scenes of the new TV adaptation of her bestselling debut novel, The Other Black Girl. | Lit Hub Film & TV

  • “It’s both mystical and humiliating how your novel can know things before you yourself know them.” James Frankie Thomas on discovering his trans identity while writing fiction. | Lit Hub Memoir

  • Nick Ripatrazone muses on the generative nostalgia of old manuscripts: “Our old manuscripts—however trite and embarrassing they might be—are records of our formation.” | Lit Hub

  • James Reich considers the impact of nature and landscape on writing characters. | Lit Hub Craft

  • On the enduring popularity of Marvel’s Fantastic Four. | Lit Hub Comics

  • The Pulitzer Prize board is amending its citizenship requirement in Books, Music, and Drama: “Those who have made the United States their longtime primary home” will now be eligible in those categories. | The Pulitzer Prizes

  • “Recovered Black modernist texts that rewrite the known historical narrative, Amiable with Big Teeth and Romance in Marseille offer a glimpse of a reclaimed Black future.” Gary Edward Holcomb considers Claude McKay’s legacy. | LARB

  • Read these 11 essential hip-hop books. | Vulture

  • “I’m interested in memoir, I’m interested in memory. But why are we memoirists? Publishing’s tendency is towards flattening.” Kate Zambreno and Larissa Pham in conversation. | The Nation

  • “The wounds of Chile are deep, but regardless of how Chileans decide to deal with our trauma and conflicts, Allende’s legacy might have some bearing beyond the borders of his country.” Ariel Dorfman on Salvador Allende, 50 years after his death. | NYRB

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