The highlight of your literary week? This “Six Question Sex Interview” with Junot Diaz, conducted by Six Question Sex Interview pioneer, Jessica Anya Blau. (P.S. Rumor has it I’m next in the queue for this series. Seriously, Jessica? You’re putting me after Junot Diaz? Jesus Christ.)
Junot will be here at The Sunday Rumpus next week. An interview and an excerpt. He’s magnificent.
The fabulous Michael Kimball can write about Death like nobody’s business. Oprah knows it too.
PEN Center USA Annual Literary Awards 2013 now taking submissions.
Fund friend of The Rumpus Anna March’s book project on Kickstarter. Javier Bardem not included…
I confess to not having read the new Naomi Wolf. And yet this review absolutely made me laugh and want to rip my hair out.
Naomi Beneron’s Running the Rift selected as the 2013 Lake Oswego Reads book. Congrats, Naomi!
David Ulin talks to David Byrne. Two cool Davids in one place.
David Abrams, author of the acclaimed Fobbit, gives it up to Brad Listi on Other People.
And did you see The Daily Beast giving some good love to The Rumpus Book Club? As Isaac would say, Rock.
A friend sent me a verse of Stephen Dunn’s “Loves,” and I’ve been spellbound by this crazy epic poem now for days.
The Chicago Public Schools are still striking, but maybe by the time you read this, they won’t be, and it’ll be like the Daily Show where I’m a day behind the times. Fingers crossed for me that I’m officially passé.