Best of the Web 05/08/17
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
Lewis Dartnell from Lit Hub discusses what reasons aliens might possibly have to visit Earth and how these possibilities are a great way of exploring the core themes of the science of astrobiology.
"Why Would Aliens Even Bother With Earth?"
National Book Award winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah sat down with moderator Chris Jackson to talk complex identities, writing, and resistance.
"Chimamanda Adichie And Trevor Noah Have The Best Advice For Writing As Resistance"
Have new TV adaptations finally cracked the code on turning a book into a show without ruining it? New adaptations of novels have begun using their sources as springboards for even richer invention.
"TV is Rewriting the Book on How to Adapt Novels"
Pottermore has just announced the launch of an official Wizarding World Book Club for Harry Potter fans.
"Wizarding World Book Club Coming Soon to Pottermore"
This year, the winner of the Innovations in Reading Prize is Barbershop Books, a community-based literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops.
"This Program is Using Barbershops to Inspire Young Black Boys to Read"