Posts by: Gina Frangello
Here it is: the NYTimes 100 Notable Books.
The Times Literary Supplement includes Rick Whitaker’s An Honest Ghost, published by Seattle indie Jaded Ibis, among their Best Ofs.
And an eclectic, timeless list from BookRiot.
Famous authors on whether the symbolism in their work was intentional....more
Congrats to Rumpus co-owner (and boy meteor) Isaac Fitzgerald, new books editor at BuzzFeed.
Can you drink like Dorothy Parker?
“In my experience, there are about a dozen submissives for every true dominant…you’d think that most people would rather be a hammer than a nail, but I’m here to tell you it’s not so.” Elissa Wald talks to Heeb....more
Unveiling the new dates/site/faculty for Other Voices Querétaro, the writing program I run out of Mexico. Come join us June 27-July 6, with a hotbed of Rumpus alum faculty: Cecil Castellucci, Rob Roberge, Emily Rapp, Stacy Bierlein, and of course I will be there, doing individual manuscript consults and running around like a chicken with my head cut off, of course....more
Abby Geni of The Rumpus Book Club will be chatting with club members tomorrow…today we have the phenomenal Karen Bender talking with Abby to wet your whistle. (Um, I think I have been waiting my whole life for a chance to use that phrase!)
So I’m announcing it here before it debuts on our website once it’s updated within the month, but Other Voices Queretaro has added Emily Rapp and Cecil Castellucci to our 2014 faculty, which already includes Rob Roberge, Stacy Bierlein and of course…well, me....more
Sunday Rumpus alum, Laura Bogart’s, Salon piece, “I Choose to Be Fat” has gone viral, with good reason.
And Rumpus gal Antonia Crane in the LA Times, strip-club-consultant extraordinaire....more
12 Amazing Staircases around the world.
LitReactor is rocking it on craft essays. Their most recent newsletter groups together 10 of the best.
Steve Almond’s open letter to his daughter, about love.
Sandie Friedman’s essay on “the unlived life” at The Nervous Breakdown is one of the most affecting pieces I’ve read in awhile....more
Dzanc’s rEprint series is really hitting it out of the park, if I do say so myself....more
So all Pam Houston’s slots were taken in Other Voices Queretaro, but two have suddenly opened up. Want to study with Pam in Mexico this July 5-14? Rob Roberge and Josip Novakovich are teaching too. Check it out!
Amazing yoga-lit retreat opportunity: enter the 5 Most Beautiful Things contest with Rumpus contributor Jen Pastiloff....more
This Part Is About Me and My Friends So If You Don’t Give a Shit Scroll Down…
So I was in Los Angeles for the Festival of Books. When I left Chicago, it was raining in this manic, endless way that had caused the sewers to back up and the streets to flood....more