Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Nov. 23rd)

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

Neil Gaiman on the importance of libraries: “Closing libraries is the equivalent of eating your seed corn to save a little money.”

Margaret Atwood explains how to survive a zombie apocalypse

The National Book Award winners were announced last night! (You can read interviews with the authors in the link.)

Ursula K. Le Guin gave an amazing speech at the National Book Awards on genre, freedom, and art that you should watch

NPR on how to organize your bookshelf

Slate on why independent bookstores are more than just places to buy books

Ever wonder what happens to your brain when you read?

Flavorwire lists 50 books with authors as characters

Joshua Ferris on his literary hero (and EL favorite) Jim Shepard

10 dystopias that are more relevant than ever

The Millions argues that craft is overrated: “What successful writers have that their less successful counterparts do not is talent.”

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