Posts Tagged: Diane Williams

Diane Williams Interview

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January’s Rumpus Book Club selection is Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, by Diane Williams. This 2008 Believer interview with Williams is not to be missed.

“I said that literature ought not to be the haven for tea time conversation, for polite speech—that most of us are nearly obliterated by all of our opportunities for polite speech, that without the resources of dreams and literature—and psychoanalysis for the lucky few—the consequences are surely dire.”

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January’s Rumpus Book Club Pick

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We are excited to announce that this month’s Rumpus Book Club selection is Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty by Diane Williams. You can get a sneak peek of four of the book’s stories over at McSweeney’s. Join the Book Club to get in on the action and read all fifty short stories, which “hum with tension, each one so taut that it threatens to snap and send the whole thing sprawling.”

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Notable New York, This Week 4/19 – 4/25

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This week in New York NOON launches Issue 9 with a reading and party, a reading by notable New Yorkers of stories on their first time in New York, Maile Chapman and Ethan Nosowsky converse, Synesthesia–a game of artistic telephone–begins, and PopRally helps you silksreen record sleeves while listening to Real Estate live.

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