Afternoon Bites: Leanne Shapton, PEN Literary Awards, “Infinite Jest” at 20, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Reading, and More


Flavorwire has an except from Leanne Shapton’s Was She Pretty?

Literary Hub recommends 25 books by African writers.

The PEN Literary Awards shortlists have been announced.

English Kills Review on the debut of the Manhattanville Reading Series.

Tom Bissell wrote about the 20th anniversary of Infinite Jest.

Guernica has new nonfiction from Ariel Lewiton.

Jayson Greene on Robert Ashley’s final opera.

Michael J. Seidlinger wrote about his recent reading for The Collapsar.

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