Best of the Web 8/22/16

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.


Getting persistent wrist cramps from scribbling and then tossing your words into your garbage can? Get some advice from a contemporary great, courtesy of Bustle.

"Writing Advice from Roxane Gay for Writers in Search of Inspiration"


Some people shoot balls into baskets instead of crumpled drafts into trash cans. To each their own. Why Literary Hub thinks basketball is important, and the implication USA's Olympic dominance has on larger global conversations about race.

"Why Do I Still Care if the US Men's Basketball Team Wins Gold?"


One quiz, one question. Test your literary knowledge on these classic books, courtesy of Buzzfeed. One chance: don't mess up!

"Which Of These Classic Books That You Read In High School Is The Oldest?"


We're all obsessed with something. Writers, for better or for worse, have those obsessions broadcast all over our work. Themes and what they mean for writers and their novels, from The Paris Review.

"Liquor License"

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