Lit Hub Weekly: May 30–June 2, 2023


TODAY: In 1968, Valerie Solanas, the author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol.

Also on Lit Hub:

Gabrielle Bellot looks to literature to better understand our relationship to artificial intelligence • Laura Tillman explores the contradictions of migrant chef Lalo Garcia • Amelia Possanza on the power of uncovering hidden LGBTQ lives • On the enduringness of Ernie Pyle’s Brave Men • Grace Lavery on the devices of trans identity in literature • Monica Potts on the pre-destination of motherhood in rural America • AudioFile’s best audiobooks of May • Alba Donati on returning to her rural Tuscan roots • 37 Drag Race contestants (and RuPaul) on drag as an art form and the show’s legacy • Alexis Gunderson talks to authors on the WGA picket line • A look at the long tradition of sexism in wine culture • Joanna Biggs on reading Ferrante with other women • On Cary Grant, crop dusters, and character arcs • On learning life lessons from Anne of Green Gables • Steph Catudal recalls the beginning of her husband’s mysterious illness • Zara Raheem on finding Muslim women in fiction • Lucy Scholes makes the case for Shirley Hazzard The Bay of Noon • Charlotte Gill on adjusting to American life

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