Juliet Lapidos asked a number of writers — including Tom Perrotta, Francine Prose, and Elif Batuman — what their “least favorite ‘most read'” was. Spoiler: Messrs. Pynchon and Salinger do not fare well.
- Also at Slate, Josh Levin tours the smallest nations of Europe.
- John Madera takes a look at Gary Lutz’s upcoming collection Divorcer.
- At Vulture, Margaret Lyons ponders the question of the moment: is Watch the Throne actually about Game of Thrones?
- Elizabeth Gentry has been named the winner of the Madeline P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize. Kate Bernheimer’s quote about her work has us intrigued.