Monday Morning LitLinks

Matt Haig


Matt Haig has learned a thing or 30 in a decade in the book business. Read his list of ’30 Things That Every Writer Should Know’ at (The Telegraph)

Author, Stephanie Burgis, ponders the fate of her young-reader trilogy in the wake of the dispute between Simon & Schuster and Barnes & Noble. (

… also Delilah S. Dawson. (deliliahpaints)

… and Chuck Wendig, in his inimitable (and possibly nsfw) style, kneecaps schadenfreude. (Terrible Minds)

Despite her express wishes, Willa Cather’s private letters will be published next month. (The New York Times)

Plagiarism inquiry delays Jane Goodall’s book. (The Los Angeles Times)

Dean Bakopoulous gives us a glimse inside his hugely popular annual fiction workshop. (The New York Times)

Junot Díaz takes Britain’s top short fiction prize. (The Guardian)

Pulitzer-winner, Anthony Lewis, has died. He was 85 years old. Rest in peace. (Salon)

“On this day in 1957, U.S. Customs agents seized 520 copies of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl on the grounds of obscenity. Ginsberg had given the poem its first, legendary reading a year and a half earlier, at Six Gallery in San Francisco. In the audience were many later-famous Beat writers, among them Jack Kerouac, thumping on his wine jug and shouting “Go, Go,” at the end of every long line….” (Today In Literature)



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