Tuesday Morning LitLinks

Friends pay tribute to slain poet Willie Lee Bell, Jr. (aka Will Da Real One).  (NBC Miami)

Emily Wax profiles Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. (The Buffalo News)

Daniel Gumbiner chats it up with author Scott McClanahan. (The Rumpus)

The backlash against Esquire’s male-dominated list of ’75 Books All Men Should Read’ takes its finest form in Joyland’s ’250 Books by Women All Mean Should Read’… (Joyland)

…Caolyn Kellogg chuckles. (Jacket Copy)

Garth Risk Hallberg shares some tips for Kindle-proofing your book. (The Millions)

James Mottram meets ‘Wimpy Kid’ author, Jeff Kinney. (The Independent)

Andreï Makine discusses his new book (published under the pseudonym of Gabriel Osmonde), Alternaissance. (hlo.hu)

Ben Myers looks at the island’s enduring appeal to writers. (Guardian Books Blog)

In the soft afterglow of Theroux and Naipaul’s bad-blood-ending handshake,  Morwenna Ferrier explores some other notable literary feuds. (The Telegraph)

“On this day in 1669, Samuel Pepys regretfully made the final entry in his nine-and-a-half-year diary, citing his deteriorating eyes as cause. Begun when he was a struggling young civil servant, Pepys’s diary covers the beginnings of his rise to wealth and influence in Restoration England. It is praised not just as a priceless historical document but for a range of character, anecdote and detail that is Dickensian in scope, and just as readable.” (Today in Literature)

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