Lit-Link Round-up

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The National Book Critics Circle Award finalists.

And 2013’s Creative Capital grant winners.

Greg Olear of The Weeklings interviews the great Francine Prose. Wow, between this and my Atwood interview, Greg and I have had a pretty cool week.

Also on The Weeklings, Sean Beaudoin and Jess Walter go head-to-head.

Hooked on HBO’s Girls? Or like to hate on it? The Millions has your Girls reading list.

Susan Steinberg’s Spectacle reviewed on Bookslut.

Laila Lalami on Salman Rushdie–and freedom of speech–at The Nation.

So I got nominated for this award, and the list of other nominees–Jonathan Evison, Steve Almond, Matt Bell, Caroline Leavitt, Tayari Jones, Lidia Yuknavitch and more–definitely makes me feel like I’m at the right party. Thank you, mystery-person-who-nominated me. I’m giddy.

And yeah, that’s right: Margaret Atwood is in the Sunday Rumpus house. Jesus. I need to go lie down. (Seriously, thank you to the good people at Byliner for this amazing opportunity.)


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 →