Posts Tagged: mystery

This Week in Short Fiction


What do you get when you combine a missing sister, an attic door that won’t close, a biohazard cleaning team, and a cameo from two blind tabby cats named Dr. No and Mr. Goldfinger? A new Laura van den Berg story, “Aftermath.” Originally published in the most recent print-only issue of Conjunctions, you can read it online this week at Lit Hub.


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The Rumpus Interview with Garth Risk Hallberg


Garth Risk Hallberg talks about his debut, City on Fire, living in New York City now and in the ’70s, and the anxiety and gratitude you feel when your first novel generates so much buzz. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Lori Rader-Day


Lori Rader-Day discusses her second novel, Little Pretty Things, the “five lost years” when she didn’t write at all, and her favorite deep-dish pizza. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Steph Cha


Steph Cha talks about her new novel, Beware Beware, writing compelling and complex Korean American characters, and what reading a book has in common with a level in a video game. ...more

Word of the Day: Venatic


(adj.); of or relating to hunting; fond of hunting, whether for sport or livelihood; from the Latin venari (“to hunt”)

“Love her or hate her, Banksy is putting herself at the intersection of the street and the art world. Why would anyone expect that position to be occupied by a man?”

—Kriston Capps, “Why Banksy is (probably) a woman”

The modern-day human need not take to the wild and hunt for daily sustenance.