Posts Tagged: deborah treisman

Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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Tropical Islands of Privilege

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Over at the New Yorker, Ottessa Moshfegh has a new short story, “The Beach Boy.” Moshfegh also sat down with Deborah Treisman to talk further about her writing: Isn’t it hilarious when people are blind to their own arrogance? For some, no amount of American liberal-arts education, charitable contributions, or hours spent listening to NPR will ever wake them […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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It’s a week of New York stories. First, in honor of St. Pat and maybe too those of us still a little rocked by the Daylight Savings shift, note should be made of “Sleep” by Colm Tóibín, which appeared in the New Yorker this week. It’s a quieter—okay, sleepier—type of a story, but also potent, sharp, […]

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Apollo Revisited

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Tom Hanks (yeah, that one), lands his short fiction debut over at the New Yorker: I’ve been around great storytellers all my life and, like an enthusiastic student, I want to tell some of my own. And I read so much nonfiction that the details stack up in my head and need a rearranging sometimes. […]

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Magical Thinking

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When quizzed on his characters’ romantic proclivities, Haruki Murakami errs towards empathy: I occasionally think that, in our heart of hearts, we all may be seeking situations like this one—where our free will doesn’t apply and (almost) everything is determined by someone else, where each day must be lived according to the conditions that someone […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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It seems impossible to say that someone was quietly assembling a story collection over a decade and a half when they’ve been publishing each of the stories one by one over at a little place called The New Yorker. And yet, that appears to be exactly what Donald Antrim has done. Farrar Strauss and Giroux […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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On Monday, Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell began tweeting a short story called “The Right Sort” in multiple daily installments, compiled by Sceptre Books, readable from the top down. Set to conclude today, the story takes the Valium-filtered perspective of a young teen in 1970s England. BBC Radio 4 spoke with Mitchell, who only recently joined Twitter, […]

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Videos of the New Yorker Festival

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If you missed The New Yorker Festival, you can click here to see Rumpus interviewees Karen Russell and Junot Díaz  talk to New Yorker’s Willing Davidson about children characters and fantasy genre, as well as Rumpus Book Club interviewee George Saunders discussing his life and career with New Yorker’s Deborah Treisman.

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