We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Darin Strauss! Darin writes to us about the good, the bad, and the ugly during his summer exile to a surprising location. Whether he’ll survive the experience with his dignity intact—and be allowed to return home—is anybody’s guess....more
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from poet David Roderick! In this 10-page missive, Dave gets back in touch with his handwriting skills while enjoying a new bookstore in his town. He writes to us about his children, his surroundings, his secret morning exercise, and of course, poetry....more
We’re sending our next Letter For Kids from Jen Malone! Jen takes us off the beaten path to show us around her hometown of Boston, including sites like Witch City and MIT. This letter includes an extra surprise from the author… but you’ll have to wait and see just what that is when you receive yours in the mail!...more
We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail! Rob Roberge pens an 8-pager about his father, and the guilt he feels regarding a particular scene in his upcoming memoir. He writes about that familiar dilemma that faces those of us who write about our real lives: Should he remove the scene to spare his father’s feelings?...more
We’re sending our next Letter For Kids from author Rachel Searles!
Rachel writes her letter from the woods, where she’s working on the next book in her Lost Planet series. She talks about the languages she’s spoken in her life, from the made-up language she used with her childhood best friend to the fluent German she perfected while living in Germany....more
We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott! Having just returned to Brooklyn from L.A. where he finished work on his new movie, Happy Baby, Stephen writes a personal and rambling letter about writer’s block, simplifying his life, and more....more
Liam has illustrated many Rumpus pieces, and his comic Boco Watches the Sea was featured in a Rumpus comics spotlight in 2013. You can see more of his books, prints, and drawings—including his latest, In San Francisco, There Is a Street—at his website....more
We’re sending our next Letter For Kids from Michael Reisman!
Michael is the author of the Simon Bloom Series, which follows the story of the title character who finds a book that lets him control the laws of physics. Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper is currently being optioned by Universal Pictures....more
Brian is a mainstay at The Rumpus. He’s our poetry editor and he runs our book clubs. If you participate in any of our book club chats, you’ve e-met Brian; if not, you can e-meet him on Twitter. He’s also a poet in his own right....more
Andrea is the author of two novels: the forthcoming Bury This, and the semi-autobiographical Hick, which she helped adapt into a movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz....more
Leslie writes books for teens and tweens, including the Annabelle Unleashed series and the brand-new Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries series. The Young Adult Library Services Association put her novel Fix on the “Popular Paperback” reading list and her novel Boys Are Dogs on the “Amazing Audiobook” reading list....more
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Maud is an essayist, critic, blogger, and fiction writer whose work has appeared, well, pretty much everywhere, from the New York Times Book Review to Granta to The Awl....more