Lit Hub Weekly: December 5-9, 2022

TODAY: In 1907, Rudyard Kipling becomes the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.  

Also on Lit Hub:

A late conversation with Stephen Sondheim about his favorite (and most overrated) books and movies • Jane Ciabattari talks about about the process of writing a historical mystery novel • What Frida Kahlo saw in the orchid • Cliff Bleszinski on finding success as a lifelong gaming nerd • David G. Myers on the virtues of humility • How language can be used to destroy and dominate • Retired professional cage fighter Jenny Liou on navigating the body after birth • Lenore Anderson on the politically motivated focus on drug convictions • Darcey Steinke on the long, complicated life of painter Agnes Martin • Shaun Bythell chronicles the occupational hazards of the second-hand book trade • Cherríe Moraga on writing about queer motherhood • For #ReadingAfrica Week, five writers and publishers discuss the continent’s diverse literary landscape • What running has taught me about writing (and vice versa) • How enduring anti-Semitism created false identities • On the literary and personal life of the prolific Anton Chekhov • On the metaphors of mathematical models • When a medical emergency reveals a long-hidden history of cancer