newsboyWell, if you’re reading this, you must have made it through yet another Halloween. Did you brave any of the books Lizzy suggested in yesterday’s post? I do believe I’m far too big a chicken to tackle any of them (though, I’ll admit, Dorian Gray has been on my list for roughly forever). I did, however, read the article from the Huffington Post on Halloween Literary Origins. Good times, that; so if you missed it, now’s your chance to go back.

In other bookish news . . .

Seamus Heaney’s final poem, In a Field, was published in The Guardian.

Did P.D. James really solve a murder?

Was James Agee related to Walt Whitman? Well, was he?

Writers Rivka Galchen and Pankaj Mishra tackle the question: What’s Behind the Notion That Nonfiction Is More ‘Relevant’ Than Fiction? Have never believed the notion myself–what about you?

Casey N. Cep discusses how even literary siblings can be a tad competitive.

And whatever you do, don’t miss A Beginners Guide to Alice Munroe (courtesy of The Millions).