Monday 10/28: If you’ve been working on a piece to be read aloud, may I suggest stopping by Do Not Submit?...more
Posts Tagged: Adam Levin
The second installment of “Super Sad True Habits of Highly Effective Writers” features a number of our friends, including contributor Chloe Caldwell, and Adam Levin, whose novel The Instructions was a Rumpus Book Club selection.
Here’s Nick Flynn on his pre-writing ritual:
“Before I sit down, I need time to wander in the unknown for awhile, either psychically or physically, somewhat aimlessly, yet in a state of awareness, allowing seeming distractions to build up some energy, maybe around an image or idea or sound, until something reveals itself: a pattern, an echo, something that resonates with whatever it is I think I’m supposed to be working on.”...more
At The New York Times, Rumpus columnist Peter Orner reviews Adam Levin’s new story collection, Hot Pink.
“Life in Hot Pink is raw, messy, yet replete with moments of awkward grace. There are times when these characters hold steady amid the mayhem, when the long, crazy struggle makes fleeting sense.”...more
Adam Levin’s Hot Pink tour is kicking off this weekend. Events begin in San Francisco on February 26th, 1p.m. for the Jewish BookFest Panel at JCCSF and February 27th, 7p.m. at Moe’s Books in Berkeley. Here’s the entire schedule with stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Canada, Portland and Seattle....more
Rumpus readers are getting a sweet deal!
The good folks over at Litquake are hosting an event on July 10th called the New Literary Vanguard, in which they will “delve into the minds of the new generation of American male novelists,” namely Jesse Ball (who is reading at our next monthly event!...more
“C: Where did the idea [for The Instructions] come from?
AL: Nowhere really, unless maybe from the sentence “I towel-snapped the ass of the Janitor,” which used to be the first line of the book. Or from having spent my childhood suspecting I was the messiah....more