Posts Tagged: Norway

The Rumpus interview with Jeremy P. Bushnell

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Jeremy P. Bushnell discusses his new novel, The Insides, themes of consent, and designing a post-apocalyptic board game.

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The Rumpus Interview with Blair Braverman

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Blair Braverman discusses her latest book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North, gendered travel narratives, and the pressure to write about personal trauma.

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In the Year 2114

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David Mitchell’s latest work will not be read for another one hundred years. He recently handed over the manuscript, called From Me Flows What You Call Time, to the Future Library in Oslo, Norway. He is the second author to contribute the project, the first being Margaret Atwood. Each year from now until 2114, one author will be […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Gira Grant

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Melissa Gira Grant talks sex workers’ rights, labor politics, the novelty of women’s sexuality, and her book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work.

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It’s Electric

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It’s hard to read The Sunlit Night without feeling as though you’re enveloped in warmth, swathed by the author’s lyricism and imagery. The sensation is one unique to Dinerstein’s hand—and perfectly matched for the sun-soaked Nordic tale of lives intersecting at the top of the world.  In a lovely interview with Electric Literature, novelist Rebecca Dinerstein talks about […]

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Which Norwegian Author Is Your Favorite Beatle?

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I think of the four elder statesmen of Norwegian letters as a bit like the Beatles: Per Petterson is the solid, always dependable Ringo; Dag Solstad is John, the experimentalist, the ideas man; Karl Ove Knausgaard is Paul, the cute one; and Fosse is George, the quiet one, mystical, spiritual, probably the best craftsman of […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Owen Pallett

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Canadian musician Owen Pallett talks Tori Amos, perfectionism, percussion, and dark head spaces with Erin Lyndal Martin.

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Books for the Future

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Margaret Atwood’s next book won’t be published for a hundred years. The Future Library project is collecting a hundred manuscripts to be released in the year 2114 with Atwood’s manuscript the first to be added to the collection. Earlier this year, 1,000 trees were planted that will eventually be harvested to publish the books collected by […]

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The Personal Becomes Public

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Karl Ove Knausgaard’s magnum-opus, My Struggle, is an unflinching and exhaustive chronicle of a modern life. Interviews with the Norwegian writer are equally as vulnerable and exacting: It is too late to shield himself. For all the success of My Struggle, Knausgaard speaks of its impact with more regret than pride. Sitting in his rustic studio across the yard […]

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Oslo in Mourning

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Thousands of people in Oslo, Norway are mourning the loss of the 76 victims of anti-immigration extremist, Anders Behring Breivik’s shocking attacks last week. His plans were carefully delineated in a 1,500 page manifesto called, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” in which he reveals his targeting of writers, journalists and literature professors. Though he […]

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The Latest from Oslo

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The death toll as of this writing is 91. According to The Guardian’s live coverage, “Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre has said some of those killed on Utøya probably died from drowning as well as from gunshot wounds.” In a piece excoriating the Washington Post and Jennifer Rubin for their (as yet) uncorrected assumption […]

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Morning Coffee

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70 golden cages of light in Northern France. We’re not sure what the point is, but it certainly is pretty. In Oslo they are building new crystaline skyscrapers. Meanwhile, in Hiroshima, they are going in the opposite direction. The worst Sci-Fi book covers of all time, or totally sweet? Hey, let’s talk about gila monsters, […]

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