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 is the Sunday Editor of The Rumpus. She is also the Fiction Editor of The Nervous Breakdown and the co-founder and Executive Editor of Other Voices Books, an imprint of Dzanc Books. Her third book of fiction, A Life in Men, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in February 2014. She is also the author Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010) and My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She lives in Chicago and can be found at More from this author →