I’ve written before about The Believer‘s “How Writers Read” series, and now the second installment, which includes questions about guilty reading and the constant debate between short and long books, is online.
From The Things They Carried to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, veteran literary fiction has always been popular, yet women are almost nowhere to be found in war literature. At The New York Times, Cara Hoffman argues that leaving women out of combat literature makes returning from war even more isolating. "They would be made visible if we could read stories that would allow us to understand that women kill in combat and lose friends and long to see their children and partners at home."
The Los Angeles Review will start reviewing one self-published book each month. They plan on applying "the same standards of good literature" to their reviews of self-published content as they do to traditionally published content.