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 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 →