Posts Tagged: Rebecca Schiff

Notable Portland: 4/13–4/19

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Thursday 4/13: Paige McKenzie will be at Voodoo Doughnut Too for a book signing of her new work, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl, and interaction with fellow doughnut lovers. Voodoo Doughnut Too, 5 p.m., free.

Jason R. Richter launches his latest book, L.I.F.E.

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Girly, Arty Angst

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At the Atlantic, Amy Weiss-Meyer discusses debut authors Rebecca Schiff and Abigail Ulman, placing them, along with writer Lena Dunham, in a group of authors that critic Harold Rosenberg calls a “mass culture of individuals:”

Theirs is a literary ecosystem fueled by the dream of achieving viral acclaim—of appealing to the masses by parading one’s exquisite, insecure individuality.

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The Woman’s Body as Rorschach Test

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Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Joy Horowitz writes about what she called “the emerging genre of Slut Lit,” fiction focused on the woman’s body as it interacts with the world, as exemplified in three new releases: The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mono Awad, and Will You Won’t You Want Me by Nora Zelavansky.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rebecca Schiff

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Rebecca Schiff discusses her debut collection The Bed That Moved, choosing narrators who share similarities with each other and with herself, and whether feminism and fiction-writing conflict. ...more

Short Revolution

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Great novels also experiment and innovate, but a short story can make a never-before-seen formal leap and then peace out, before you’re even sure what’s happened.

At Electric Literature, Rebecca Schiff introduces us to the authors who have revolutionized the short story in recent years.

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