Posted on October 30, 2023 at 10:09 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy Halloween Eve (or Beggars’ Night, if you live in one of the places that celebrates it)!

There continues to be plenty of literary coverage to put or keep you in the spooky spirit.

P.N. Hinton takes a look at why Frankenstein has endured in pop culture over at BookRiot, while the Guardian analyzes horror fiction's current renaissance against the backdrop of the new collection Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror.

NPR interviewed Diana Helmuth, author of the book The Witching Year: A Memoir of Earnest Fumbling Through Modern Witchcraft, about what exactly it means to be a witch.

Literary Hub shared audio of author Shirley Jackson reading her stories The Lottery and The Daemon Lover, noting that these recordings are not just the only ones of Jackson performing her work but possibly the only ones of her voice, period.

And finally, The New York Times invites you to find the fifteen horror titles lurking within the text of its book review quiz bowl.

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