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 fourth book of fiction, Every Kind of Wanting, was released on Counterpoint in September. Her last novel, A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014), was selected for the Target Emerging Authors series, has been optioned by Universal Cable Productions/Denver & Delilah, and was a book club selection for NYLON magazine, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown. She is also the author of two other books of fiction: Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010), which was a Foreword Magazine Best Book of the Year finalist, and My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor, having founded both the independent press Other Voices Books, and the fiction section of the popular online literary community The Nervous Breakdown. She has also served as the Sunday editor for The Rumpus, the Executive Editor for Other Voices magazine, and the faculty editor for TriQuarterly Online. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews and journalism have been published in such venues as Salon, Dame, Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Fence, FiveChapters, Prairie Schooner, the Chicago Reader, and in many other magazines and anthologies. More from this author →