Lit Links: Moomins, Roald Dahl Realism, #TwitterFiction

Love, War and the Moomins
BBC profiles creator Tove Jansson on how war, lesbian relationships, and Finnish culture influenced her beloved creation, the Moomins.

The Concise Roald Dahl
The Toast reduces Roald Dahl’s classics to their dark core. For example, beloved children’s book The BFG: “A deformed, flatulent stranger who controls the dreams of children enlists a little girl in his one-man war against a group of racist cannibals.”

#TwitterFiction: Gimmick or Art?
The Millions analyzes the latest trend in fast fiction.

The Confessions of David Remnick
The editor of The New Yorker on reporting from Russia, Obama, and all the dirt inside the magazine.

All the Presidents’ Books
Favorite reads of all 44 presidents. There are a surprising number of Tolstoy fans in the bunch.

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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