Lit-Link Round-up


Here it is: the NYTimes 100 Notable Books.

The Times Literary Supplement includes Rick Whitaker’s An Honest Ghost, published by Seattle indie Jaded Ibis, among their Best Ofs.

And an eclectic, timeless list from BookRiot.

Famous authors on whether the symbolism in their work was intentional.

What would be your biggest regret if today were your last day?  A pallative nurse notes the top 5 regrets of her patients.

Wired, on how a new form of teaching in Mexico could unleash a generation of geniuses.

David Ulin remembers Wanda Coleman.

Performance artist “sleeps” on people in subway system.

The 10 best bookstores in NYC.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies.

Gina Frangello is the author of four books of fiction and a forthcoming memoir, Blow Your House Down. Her novel A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014) is currently under development by Netflix as a series produced by Charlize Theron’s production company, Denver & Delilah. Her most recent novel, Every Kind of Wanting (Counterpoint 2016) was included on several “best of” lists for 2016, including Chicago Magazine’s and The Chicago Review of Books’. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor, having founded both the independent press Other Voices Books, and the fiction section of the popular online literary community The Nervous Breakdown. She has also served as the Sunday editor for The Rumpus, and as the faculty editor for both TriQuarterly Online and The Coachella Review. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews, and journalism have been published in such venues as Salon, the LA Times, Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and in many other magazines and anthologies. After two decades of teaching at many universities, including UIC, Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies, UCLA Extension, the University of California Riverside Palm Desert, Roosevelt University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, Gina is excited to be a student again at the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Program for Writers, where she has returned to complete the PhD she left unfinished twenty years ago. More from this author →