Posts Tagged: Phil Klay

Notable NYC: 4/1–4/7

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Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free. Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 […]

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Notable NYC: 1/28–2/3

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Sunday 1/29: Write to elected officials. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free. Robert Marshall, Clifford Chase, Alexander Chee, Lisa Cohen, and Matt Sharpe join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Ashley C. Ford, Eve Ewing, Justin Smith, Hari Ziyad, and Tochi Onyebuchi celebrate the release of Beyond Ourselves, […]

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War Narratives #6: The Rumpus Interview with Phil Klay

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When you’re writing fiction, you can follow your own ignorance. You can write something and realize how flawed you are.

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Notable NYC: 8/8–8/14

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Saturday 8/8: Rickey Laurentiis, T’Ai Freedom Ford, Lara Lorenzo, and Tommy Pico celebrate Nepantla Journal and Sibling Rivalry Press, hosted by Amber Atiya. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 8/9: Nabil Kashyap, Andriniki Mattis, Maryam Parhizkar, and Anna Vitale read assorted works. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free. Aida Zilelian discusses her latest novel The […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Colin D. Halloran

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Writer and former US Army infantryman Colin D. Halloran on his new collection, Icarian Flux, how he used experimental narrative to explore his life with PTSD, and why he doesn’t want to be known only as a “war poet.”

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Notable NYC: 5/30–6/5

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Saturday 5/30: Roxane Gay reads and takes questions. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., tickets required. Tisa Bryant and Divya Victor join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Jerry Stahl talks with Lydia Black about Old Guy Dad, a collection his Rumpus columns along with new material and never-before-told tales. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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For National Poetry Month Days 25 & 26, Christian Anton Gerard and Ada Limon provide us with poems of love and luck. Then, Sean Donovan has good things to say in his Saturday Review of the film It Follows, a “clever” tribute to John Carpenter and the horror cinema of the 80s. It Follows is refreshing […]

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This Week in Short Fiction: A Guide to AWP

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It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]

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Notable NYC: 3/21–3/27

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Saturday 3/21: Phil Klay reads from his National Book Award for Fiction collection Redeployment. He is joined in conversation by Rob Spillman. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Rob Crawford, Sabra Embury, Hannah Assadi, Genna Rivieccio, Amanda Killian, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Stu Watson, and Daniel Adler celebrate opiates. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Cynthia […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman discusses his debut novel Green on Blue, fighting with the Marine Corps in the Second Battle of Fallujah, and being labeled as a journalist .

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Notable NYC: 1/10–1/16

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Saturday 1/10: Aaron Winslow and Samuel Delany join the Segue Series. Winslow’s post-apocalyptic novel Jobs of the Great Misery is forthcoming in 2015. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Matt Nelson turns 28. Mellow Pages Library, 8 p.m., free. Monday 1/12: Phil Klay, Sara Lippmann, Kevin Fortuna, Morgan Parker, and Malerie Willens join the Franklin Park […]

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Final Tour

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Phil Klay’s just won the National Book Award, and he talks with Rumpus Interviews Editor Emeritus Rebecca Rubenstein about the repercussions. They also hit on the burden of multiple voices, “entry points”, and what qualifies you to tell a true war story: Authenticity is a tricky thing. I think perhaps we’re too willing to assume authenticity just […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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On Wednesday evening, Phil Klay’s Redeployment won the National Book Award for fiction, making it the first short story collection to win the award since Andrea Barrett’s Ship Fever in 1996. That’s 18 years. But what’s maybe more startling is that the collection, which takes multiple perspectives of people involved in and returning from the […]

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Notable NYC: 3/29–4/4

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Saturday 3/29: Courtney Zoffness, Marin Gazzaniga, Lisa Dierbeck, Marian Fontana read as part of the Brooklyn Writers Space series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Joe Meno, Carl Phillips, and Simone White read at the Washington Square issue launch party. Meno’s Office Girl (2012) follows two young people enduring together millennial angst. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 […]

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Notable NYC: 3/22–3/28

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Saturday 3/22: Ariel Gore reads from her new memoir, The End of Eve (February 2014). Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free. Rob Halpern and Ann Lauterbach join the Segue Series. Halpern’s collection Common Place is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. Segue Series, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/23: Nathaniel Popkin, Melvin Bukiet and Liesl Schillinger perform a tribute […]

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