Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (April 5th)

Looking for some Sunday reading? Here are some literary links from around the web that you might have missed:

Why are crime books leftwing and thrillers rightwing?

Game of Thrones wasn’t the first gritty fantasy world: here are ten authors who wrote gritty, realistic fantasy before Martin

Speaking of George R.R. Martin, he’s now determined to finish book 6 before season 6 of the show

An important essay on racism in publishing from Saeed Jones

And speaking of Saeed Jones, we interviewed him about his new role as BuzzFeed Literary Editor

The Millions writes about the benefits of writing dialogue without quotes rounds up the best geeky April Fools pranks

On the difficulties of teaching Thomas Pynchon

What’s the secret of the Jane Austen industry?

Are we going to have an Amazon vs. Hachette redux? Harper Collins might battle the online giant

The Guardian helps you find time to read

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