Lit-Link Round-up


Emily Rapp and The Rumpus top HuffPo’s “required reading” list for women.  Apparently our new tagline is: The Rumpus.  Killin’ it for the ladies since 2009.

Don’t get too cheerful with all this Rumpus-love and post-election relief.  Republicans basically dissed the wheelchair-bound Bob Dole last week, refusing to back the UN Disabilities Treaty.

But back to Emily…this one, on Salon, is unmissable.

A really interesting and long Best of 2012 book list from Book Riot.

Of course the Times has one of these too.  Much shorter.

A great review of Brad Listi’s Board over at HTML Giant.  “An unprecedented literary endeavor.”  Rock it, Listi and Benton.

Chicago Writers House Pop-Up Book Fair today, 2-7pm, at the excellent Empty Bottle.

Are you completely befuddled by what to buy the teen in your life for the holidays, and ready to resort to a six-pack?  Don’t despair: Bookslut wants to help.

Steinberg’s You Were Never in Chicago reviewed.

Suzanne Scanlon’s TNB Self-Interview.

And Happy Hanukkah, people.  Give yourself a present and watch John Stewart rip Fox News’ annual “War on Christmas” coverage a new one.

And activist Anne Elizabeth Moore does to Seneca Falls, New York, what Stewart does to Fox, in today’s Sunday “Open Letter.”  It’s a Wonderful Life, indeed…


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 →