Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web.


From Frantumaglia, a new collection of writings by Elena Ferrante.

On Fresh Air: Viet Thanh Nguyen on his escape from Vietnam.

Rachel Zucker has a new podcast up with Shane McCrae! (See her on the 14th.)

Who’s going to Wordstock in Portland? Emma Straub is.

Five books making the news.

The Paris Review’s Instagram account curates incredible quotes from their trove of author interviews.

Local author Elissa Washuta on Native American History Month.

Christopher Marlowe has been officially credited as co-author of these three Shakespeare plays.

Didn’t get tickets to Marina Abramović before she sold out? You can still check out her By the Book.

Fanny Howe on race, family, and the line between fiction and poetry.

Like to judge a book by its cover? Here are the best book covers from October.

Zadie Smith gives dancing lessons.


Photo of Margaret Drabble via Nitch.

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