Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (August 19th)

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Looking for some interesting reading to get you through the week? Here are some literary links from around the web to check out:

Obama reading

President Obama’s vacation reading list includes Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Salter, and Anthony Doerr

What you can learn from “No!”: writer round-table on rejection

Chuck Wendig writes about SF books that prove humanity shouldn’t play god

How the FBI spied on James Baldwin

Some great books with fearless female leads

A group of writers rave about Lucia Berlin, the best writer you’ve never heard of

Renata Adler discusses becoming a culture icon late in life

A reader’s guide to horror master Stephen King

New evidence paints a grim picture of Amazon’s treatment of employees, and Flavorwire wonders what we can do about it

The Guardian thinks these are the 100 greatest English-language novels

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