Posts Tagged: adam johnson

Thrown Off Balance: Talking with Malinda McCollum

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Malinda McCollum discusses her debut story collection, THE SURPRISING PLACE.

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Magical Systems and Fusion Reactors: Rivers Solomon Discusses An Unkindness of Ghosts

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Rivers Solomon discusses her debut novel, the importance of writing the body into a story, and more.

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What to Read When You Need to Know about Korea

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A list of books about Korea (both North and South) and by Koreans that Rumpus editors have read and enjoyed.

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The Rumpus Interview with Anthony Marra

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Anthony Marra discusses his latest book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, how humor affects literature, how absurdity affects war, and what makes the perfect mixtape.

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The Rumpus Interview with Adam Johnson

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author Adam Johnson talks about his new book, Fortune Smiles, fiction and voice, veterans and defectors, solar-powered robots and self-driving cars, and infrared baseball caps that can blind security cameras.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman

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Authors Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman talk with one another about their new novels, All This Life and A Master Plan for Rescue, respectively.

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Tournament of Books X Begins!

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Get ready for the Morning News’s tenth annual Tournament of Books, a “March Madness–style battle royale” to determine which work of fiction will reign supreme (though the site is careful to note that the competition “is not an attempt to formalize the best 17 books of 2013”). Some of this year’s finalists include The Signature of […]

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“I Was Very Afraid of Failing, Because I Knew I Would Be Shot”

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In a downright insane profile piece for GQ, Rumpus interviewee Adam Johnson talks to Kenji Fujimoto, the sushi chef and longtime friend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. The article is just as wild and disturbing as Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son (which just won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize), but it’s nonfiction. Read the whole thing for […]

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Congratulations to All the Pulitzer Winners!

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Congratulations to the hardworking writers who won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday, especially Rumpus interviewees Adam Johnson and Tom Reiss! Johnson won in the fiction category with his novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which we interviewed him about here. Reiss won in the biography/autobiography category for The Black Count, his biography of Alex Dumas (father of the novelist Alexander Dumas). […]

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And the Winner Is…

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After a month of victories and losses and thrilling deliberation, the Morning News‘s Tournament of Books has chosen a champion: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson! The harrowing, North Korea–set epic beat out The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in the final round by a score of 14 to 3. Says Lev Grossman, one of […]

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