Posts Tagged: susan orlean

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Faith Adiele

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Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told. ...more

What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we've compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the "Sunshine state." ...more

Watch After Adderall Free Tonight!

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After Adderall is a feature film by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott reimagining the absurd experience of having one’s book translated into a film. The movie stars Mickaela Tombrock and Bill Heck and features Lili Taylor, James Urbaniak, Ned Van Zandt, and Michael C.

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/23–1/29

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Tuesday 1/24: Brad Schreiber reads from and signs Revolution’s End. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin presents his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk, joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. 7:30 p.m.

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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living edited by Manjula Martin

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Today in Rumpus Books, Elizabeth Stark reviews Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, edited by Manjula Martin. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #3: Dogs

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
–Groucho Marx

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Good Riddance to the Goodbye-to-New-York Essay

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Joan Didion's "Goodbye to All That" has spawned a new literary genre: the personal screed about loving (or leaving) New York City. ...more

New Kickstarter Reward for Happy Baby

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There’s a new Kickstarter reward for The Happy Baby Post Production fundraiser called The Small Signed Library Award.

It’s collection of books signed by their authors including books from Meg Wolitzer, Brian Spears, Nick Flynn, Philipp Meyer, Aimee Bender, Melissa Febos, Anthony Swofford, Rick Moody, Steve Almond, Matthew Zapruder, Claire Bidwell Smith, Jonathan Ames, Susan Orlean, Doug Powell, and Cheryl Strayed.

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The Rumpus At The LA Lit Crawl!

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Tonight! The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How!

The event features Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, Kima Jones, Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, our very own managing editor Zoë Ruiz! Hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Jeff Eyres.

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LA Lit Crawl: “Show Me How”

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ShowMeHowFINALThe Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit
Proudly Presents:

Show Me How

LA Lit Crawl
Round 2: Wednesday October 23rd
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood

Readings by: 
Johnny Alfi
Natashia Deón
Kima Jones
Jillian Lauren
Susan Orlean
Zoë Ruiz

Hosted by:
Jeff Eyres

RSVP here.

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New Kind of Art: A @horse_ebooks Roundup

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For the past few years, the Twitter account @horse_ebooks has delighted hundreds of thousands of followers with algorithmically generated excerpts of found text like “Everything happens so much,” “Crying is great exercise,” and “Unfortunately, as you probably already know, people.”

Or so everyone thought.

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Less Face, More Book for These Reclusive Authors

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Though it can be hard to remember between tweeting at your favorite writer and joining a Facebook event page for a reading, there was a time when many authors led reclusive lives with minimal self-promotion.

Bookish has rounded up a list of some of the most private (Salinger, Pynchon)—and their modern-day, super-public opposites (John Green, Susan Orlean).

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“It’s Not A Zero Sum Game”

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“I think in general writers are pretty nice to each other. And it’s not a zero sum game. I think that people understand that there’s always room for another good writer. I mean there is not a fixed amount of success to go around – it’s an ever-expanding and expandable quantity.”

Some wise words from Susan Orlean, who is interviewed today over at Freerange Nonfiction.

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