Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (July 27th)

All the best literary links that are fit to, well, link to

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The 2016 Man Booker Longlist is here, and includes some pretty great books

A look at the fascinating life and death of Edgar Allan Poe

A look at the early works of Haruki Murakami

Viet Thanh Nguyen on how winning the Pulitzer changed the value of his book

Alex Garland talks about his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation

50 reasons why you should read Joy Williams’s 99 Stories of God

On the melancholy in Hungarian literature

The New Yorker wants to know why Google erased Dennis Cooper’s blog

A guy named Hemingway won the annual Hemingway look-alike contest

A woman designer talks about gendered book covers

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