This week on the bookish internet

  • Tobias Carroll wonders about the possible risks of writing about extremists in fiction. (LitHub)
  • Amir-Hussein Radjy writes in praise of Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad. (New York Times)
  • J.D. Salinger kept writing but stopped publishing. Matt Salinger shares a few glimpses on his father’s unpublished work. (The Guardian)
  • What is it like for women of color in publishing? (Bustle)
  • Librarians share what may be the oldest known manuscript to mention Merlin. (BBC)
  • Geraldine Fabrikant profiles Bauman’s Rare Books…with plenty of pictures of rare titles to drool over. (New York Times)
  • Juliet Lapidos did not enjoy being pressured by Hollywood about the adaptability of her novel. (The New Yorker)
  • I adore articles about food in literature, so Christine Ro’s post about memorable fictional meals is pure catnip. (Book Riot)

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