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

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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