Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (May 13th)

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

Speculative fiction author Alaya Dawn Johnson explains how all futures are political

A cool of gender fluid novels

Tips on inventing a language from George R. R. Martin and others

Atwood, Ballard, and other famous authors on the children’s books that got them hooked on reading

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”

New novel by Patricia Park with a Korean American spin on Jane Eyre

Chipotle has a student essay contest with $20k in college fund as prize

The real world vs. the MFA: on publishing a fist novel

Finally, the strange afterlife of Poe’s hair

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