LitHub Broadcasts Festival Lineup on Joyce Carol Oates’ Birthday

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TODAY: In 1938, Joyce Carol Oates is born. 

•   Leopold Bloom is not the only Jew in Ireland! On Bloomsday and the long literary shadow of James Joyce. | Literary Hub
•   Happy Father’s Day: 10 literary books for literary dads · The daughters of crime fiction are getting tough on bad dads · A death in the family: saying goodbye to my father · Mariya Karimjee on a very special book club of two · How Stephen King helped me survive the panic of fatherhood · On running toward an unreachable father. | Literary Hub
•   Murders, memoirs, Middle Earth, and more: The best-reviewed books of the week. | Book Marks
•   The draft of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book (which “is organized by sections named for groups of people Yiannopoulos claims hate him”) is as bad as one would expect. | BuzzFeed News
•   But what is really going on when authors claim they are speaking on behalf of minor fictional characters? On books premised around minor-character elaboration. | The Baffler
•   “What quicker way to make ordinary people into heroes and villains than to turn the weather against them and destroy everything they know?” On the rise and utility of fiction about climate change. | Smithsonian Magazine
•   The Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, founded to “honor the legacy of one of the most original and accomplished poets to emerge in recent years—and to reward outstanding poets for years to come,” will award $10,000 and publication to a debut collection of poems. | Milkweed Editions
•   Each time I enter language I’m embarrassed: An interview with Jess Arndt. | The Rumpus
•   “Not to break an arm patting myself on the back or anything, but, like, come on. Take a few minutes and try to top that. It cannot be done.” Joe Berkowitz on the difficulty of titling a book about puns. | The Awl
•   The lineup for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival (including Karl Ove Knausgaard, Joyce Carol Oates, Robin Coste Lewis, and more) has been announced; Colson Whitehead will receive the annual Best of Brooklyn Award, and Adrian Tomine and Rodrigo Corral will design the poster. | Brooklyn Book Festival

Also on Lit Hub: On reading beside the woman I love for 20 years · Turning TV shows into books, and other literary TV and film news this week · Get an early look at Kingdom Cons, Yuri Herrera’s latest.