Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (September 9th)

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

Stephen King and Tobias Wolff are being awarded the National Medal of Arts

The New Yorker looks at how Dennis Cooper turns .gifs into novels

Some novels that were written while the author was baked, stoned, drunk, or zonked

Adam Johnson says writers need to avoid sentimentality “like the plague”

The poetry world is hotly debating a white male poet who adopted a female Chinese pen name to get published

Sick of the NFL? Here are some books you can read instead of watching

Toni Morrison celebrates Primo Levi’s writings

Can books help us understand the Syrian refugee crisis?

Lastly, Agatha Christie actually knew how to make poisons

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