Lit-Link Round-up


This is going to be a short one–my mom got into a car accident the other day (on my dad’s 91st birthday no less) with my girls in the car, and things have been chaotic here.  Mom’s having surgery for a leg broken in 3 places, and one of my daughters is rocking a Marcia Brady nose.  Plus, it takes an hour to organize my father’s daily pill cases.  And we’re currently 7 people without a car.  So my reading time’s been a little light…

There are obviously a lot of tragically timely pieces right now about repealing the Second Amendment.  Here’s Rolling Stone’s.

The always provocative Anna March muses on the significance of breasts to a feminist woman, and what the prospective loss of them reveals about love in “My Shazam Boobs” at Salon.

James Greer glimpses the future at the Media Lab at MIT and lives to tell the tale to The Weeklings.

What Writers Drink in Paris (when they aren’t writing about drinking in Paris), at Tin House.

Matt Bell, Steven Gillis, Jac Jemc–Shelf Unbound’s Top 10 of 2012 is heavy on the amazing talent of Dzanc Books and made me happy.

C.K. Louis does the Proust Questionnaire.

Mark Haskell Smith reviews Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Largehearted Boy is aggregating every online Best Books of 2012 list.  Wow, what a project.  Go, David.



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 →