Best of the Web 07/17/17
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.
From The Guardian,"Nipples On My Knee," "Love Your Lady Landscape," and "An Ape's View of Evolution": Meet the books in the running for the 2017 Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.
In The Boston Globe, local author Anna Solomon discusses how her hometown of Gloucester influenced her latest novel, Leaving Lucy Pear.
The Center for Fiction announces the longlist for their 2017 First Novel Prize, including Novel Generator instructor Annie Hartnett's Rabbit Cake, Grub instructor (and GrubWrites columnist) Crystal King's Feast of Sorrow, and Grub instructor Julie Lekstrom Himes' Mikhail and Margarita. Congrats to all!
From Lit Hub, the guidance so many of us are crying out for:
Featuring former Muse & the Marketplace presenters Celeste Ng, Roxane Gay, and Alexander Chee.
BookRiot's favorite books of 2017 so far, including Annie Hartnett's Rabbit Cake and Grub instructor Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.
"What you love about it: Less the voice, exactly, than who you can be in it." In a second entry from Lit Hub, Mairead Small Staid romances the second person. (Also, check out Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery's defense of the second person on GrubWrites.)
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