Posts Tagged: Aleksandar Hemon

What Do I Do With My Fear?: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life.

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All Writing Is Political: A Conversation with Mohsin Hamid

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Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel, Exit West, hope in fiction as a form of resistance, the necessity of learning to accept social change, and how much America and Pakistan have come to resemble each other.

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Notable Chicago: 1/20–1/26

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Friday 1/20: Protest your ass off here, here, or really anywhere. Be safe and take care of each other. Then visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Fail Better by Beyza Ozer and I Am Heavy w/ Feeling by Alexis Pope and Joshua Young. This event will also feature special guest Jenny Boully. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday […]

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Notable Chicago 11/24–11/30

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Sunday 11/24: The Chicago Book Expo is taking over St. Augustine College! Come spend the day listening to authors of all stripes (including Rumpus favorites Sam Irby, Dimitry Samarov, Martha Bayne, and Aleksander Hemon) talk about their passions and projects. Buy books, network with publishers, and take part in writing workshops. 11 AM, Free, St. Augustine […]

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Aleksandar Hemon Reading

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Aleksandar Hemon—Bosnian ex-pat, MacArthur genius grant recipient, and Rumpus interviewee—will be reading and signing books September 18th and 19th at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose. The event on the 19th even puts Hemon in conversation with our very own Peter Orner! See event details here (for the 18th) and here […]

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Notable New York, This Week 4/26 – 5/2

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This week in New York the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival (PWVF) opens its week-long celebration of international writing with such notable literary figures as Sherman Alexie, Claire Messud, Yiyun Li, Salman Rushdie and Lewis Lapham among others (Full Schedule Here), Agriculture Reader holds a launch party, the Dead or Alive exhibition opens at […]

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Gigantic Online Presents Work by Saša Stanišić

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While the second print issue of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art, is only days away from its anticipated release, Gigantic has just published new and noteworthy work online. There’s short fiction and poetry by Saša Stanišić (click here to read the recent Rumpus interview with Stanišić), including “Let’s Go Sleep Japan Soon,” […]

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Is Your Novel Autobiographical?

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Academics spend their careers studying how autobiographical novels are. Readers spend hours obsessing over it. But in a brief interview with The New Yorker’s Book Bench, Aleksandar Hemon may have answered the age old question about whether his novel is autobiographical in a way that just might answer this question for all writers forever. Thank […]

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