Lit-Link Round-up


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 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 →