Lit Hub Weekly: October 2-6, 2023


TODAY: In 1993, Toni Morrison becomes the first black American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

Also on Lit Hub:

Lydia Davis explains that if she wasn’t a writer, she’d devote herself to climate activism • On the latest installment of The Journey That Matters, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s decision to make many of her characters people of color • Revisiting Achmat Dangor’s Booker shortlisted novel, Bitter Fruit • Gabrielle Bellot on Roaming, the graphic novel whose slice-of-life normalcy provides “a subtle fuck-you to book-banners” • How Ukrainian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brought a new kind of ballet to America • Michelle Tea on poverty and the American family • What the WGA’s historic contract means for all writers in the fight against  generative AI • Jonathan Lethem really wants you to ask about his dedication page • On the hidden story of Black history and Black lives before the Civil Rights Movement • Freda Love Smith on the difficulty of narrating her own audiobook Zora Neale Hurston’s exquisite lonelinessPauls Toutonghi on finding purpose in creativity • Anne Eekhout on fictionalizing Mary ShelleyIn praise of Mariah Carey • Ian Reid on seeing his 2018 novel Foe on the big screen • On the relationship between terrorism and modern France • Was the Planet of the Apes franchise the “scariest, ballsiest, most breathtaking essay on racial conflict in film history”?

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