Lit Links: Is the CIA Behind Your MFA?

How Iowa Flattened Literature
Is the CIA behind your MFA? The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the original and rapid rise of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and how it shaped contemporary literature.

A Physics of the Heart: On Grief, M-Theory, and Skippy Dies
Writer Kalpana Narayan reads Paul Murray’s brilliant novel Skippy Dies as a way to process her friends’ deaths and hope for different outcomes in a parallel universe.

411 on Indie Books of 2014
The Outlet has compiled a best-of list of books coming out this year from independent publishers. We’re especially looking forward to Noir: A Love Story by Edward J Rathke (CCM).

The Check Is in the Mail
In September, bestselling author James Patterson pledged $1 million of his personal wealth to support independent bookstores. He started mailing out installments to bookstores across the country this week. You can still nominate your favorite shop here.

Laughing Politely with Mark Twain
The latest issue of Lapham’s Quarterly is dedicated to all things comedy, including a wonderful essay c. 1870 by Mark Twain about playing to a tough crowd in Boston.

Check back each Friday for new Lit Links, a roundup of some of the best literature news from across the interweb.

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