Mini-Interviews

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #124: Anne Raeff

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"I guess that’s true when you write a novel, you end up taking out so much." ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #123: Erica Garza

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"[T]here was something really empowering about being honest and open about this part of myself. Somehow, writing helped lessen the shame." ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #122: Nathan Hill

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"Write what you want to write, he said, and let other people deal with taxonomies." ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #120: Jeannie Vanasco

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"If you’ve ever seen a video by somebody running and filming at the same time, that’s what the world looked like: shaky, fast, in and out of focus." ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #116: David Lazar

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"Becoming an essayist has always seemed to me as a bit of a pratfall." ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #112: Roz Chast

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" I think when you really love something, you notice the minutiae. It’s partly how you make something your own." ...more

The Rumpus Mini Interview #106: Louise Marburg

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The stories [in THE TRUTH ABOUT ME], like Marburg herself, are insightful, witty, to the point, and told with her wonderfully dry sense of humor. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview #105: Miranda Pennington

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In between book launch events, Miranda Pennington found time to discuss her bibliomemoir and more. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #104: sam sax

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I could write a bullet list of sam’s sax’s recent accomplishments, but the wiser thing would be to advise you to pick up his newly released book MADNESS. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #103: Andrew Battershill

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Picture the French Surrealists recast as mobsters running a crime ring and you have the premise for Batterhill’s story. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #102: Max Winter

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Winter’s writing seems effortless. It’s sad, enthralling, at times hilarious stuff. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #100: Jennifer Colville

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From the tender age of eight, Jennifer Colville has known herself to be a visual artist. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #99: Bruce Snow

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The summer after Bruce Snow graduated from the University of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina arrived in his hometown. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #97: Peg Alford Pursell

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Peg Alford Pursell discusses SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW, openness, brevity, lyricism, and the benefit of dwelling in our emotions. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #96: Donna Baier Stein

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Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor was a bad ass. Born in 1854, ‘Lizzie,’ as she was known, bucked social norms of her day. In an era when silver miners believed it bad luck to even speak to a woman before descending into the mines, Lizzie worked alongside her male counterparts in the damp, dark underground caverns.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #95: Gabe Habash

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Gabe Habash’s Stephen Florida is a three-hundred page manic unraveling of the titular Stephen’s psyche, told over the course of one season of collegiate wrestling. In the opening pages, Stephen states his intentions in no ambiguous terms: he is going to win the NCAA Division Four wrestling championship.

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