Lit-Link Round-Up


The habits of famous (mostly dead) writers.

I love Richard Cox, LitReactor, and this list of 10 Awesome Writers You’ve Never Heard of Before.  Though I am happy to say I bet you have heard of plenty of ’em, including our own Roxane Gay…

The Beautiful Anthology is on a roll.  Named one of the best books of 2012 by Daily Candy…and thanks, DC, for the shout out to my piece.

Sabina Murray interrogates the feminism of Junot Diaz, with her usual complex lens.

Live in LA?  Here’s what to do on December 1.  Give Rachel Pollon a big sloppy kiss for me, if you happen by.  (Listi goes without saying…)

Art Edwards’ love affair with the devil…er, Amazon…is picked up by Salon.

Uh…meanwhile President Obama encourages you to shop local and indie, and buy books.  Nice.

What Blake Butler learned from submitting writing.

Seriously?  Wow, a new book from Lawrence Durrell.  Originally conceived as a screenplay starring Sophia Loren…

Rebecca Rubenstein is in town visiting her family, so I get to have drinks with her today.  You may not know Rebecca yet, but she’s saving asses (i.e. mine) at The Rumpus everyday.  Rebecca is our interviews editor.  If your tech-idiot efforts to upload a photo of Kate Zambreno results in said photo ending up on, say, Newt Gingrich’s Facebook page, Rebecca is your girl.  Needless to say, drinks are on me.

HuffPo hilariously explores how much exercise it’d really take to burn off Thanksgiving dinner.  (Thanksgiving sushi, anyone?)

Emily Rapp is back with a new essay next week.  Don’t miss her.

Gina Frangello’s next novel, Every Kind of Wanting, will be published by Counterpoint Press in Fall 2016. Her last novel, A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014), was selected for the Target Emerging Authors series and has been optioned by Universal Cable Productions/Denver & Delilah. She is also the author of two other books of fiction: Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010), and My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She co-founded and served as the Executive Editor for many years at Other Voices Books, and has also been the fiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown and the Sunday editor of The Rumpus. Gina is on faculty at UCR-Palm Desert's low residency MFA program in Creative Writing. More from this author →