The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


“Do not chew on the headphone cords!” — From @electriclit, passive aggressive library signs.

Marc Jacobs is pissing off literary West Villagers by opening a book store.

At The Guardian, Christine Granados has some fightin’ words for Cormac McCarthy and lists other authors she feels write the American southwest better.

Ian McEwan says the novel isn’t dying.

You know what? Judge me all you want. I love vampires. I love books about vampires. And I love intelligent write-ups about vampires, too. (Part 2 is here)

“I’d saved some cash. I’d been working for about three months, and everything I saved I blew it on the courtship.” Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath talk about their relationship, the British.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He teaches and tutors at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and he was a Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →