Posts Tagged: Valeria Luiselli

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mary-Kim Arnold

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Mary-Kim Arnold discusses her debut book, Litany for the Long Moment, exploring adoption through a feminist lens, and dancing on the line between genres.

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Notable NYC: 3/24–3/30

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Congratulations to the NBCC Finalists!

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We congratulate all of the NBCC finalists, and are especially pleased to have celebrated and featured the work of many of these writers on The Rumpus!

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Notable NYC: 11/18–11/24

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 5/20–5/26

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Saturday 5/20: Mohammad Rabie and Mona Kareem discuss Otared: Arabic Dystopian Fiction. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Vivien Goldman and Sarada Rauch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/21: Tobias Carroll, Julia Strayer, Bruna Dantas Lobato, M’Bilia Meekers, and Piper Weiss join the Pigeon Pages reading series. POWERHOUSE Archway, 5 […]

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Haunted by Child Refugees: Valeria Luiselli’s Tell Me How It Ends

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These aren’t ghosts; these are children who have braved a perilous journey to escape the violent nightmares back home.

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Two Mexicans in Paris

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I say without irony that Laia and I observe each other with a kind of “epistemological distance.” We follow and keep each other company with a precise balance of mutual admiration and respect, and a capacity for honest, sharp criticism. We question each other constantly, even when we don’t actually pose questions. On the occasion […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Sara Benincasa

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Comedian Sara Benincasa opens up about her latest book Real Artists Have Day Jobs, adjusting to success, Venn-diagramming love, and the loss of Morley Safer.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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It’s December, that magical time of year when newspapers and websites across the globe unveil their “Best of the Year” lists. Valeria Luiselli has been all over them with her innovative novel The Story of my Teeth, and lucky for us, this week Guernica gifted us a new Luiselli short story, “Shakespeare, New Mexico,” translated […]

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The New Teeth of Mexican Literature

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While reviewing Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Aaron Bady considers the rise of Mexican literature post-Roberto Bolaño: Roberto Bolaño’s popularity in English over the last decade or so has had a profound effect on publishers. “The Story of My Teeth” takes part in this renaissance, but […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Francisco Goldman

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Francisco Goldman talks about the Narvarte Murders, Ayotzinapa, and the stories he feels most responsible for telling now.

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Notable NYC: 9/26–10/2

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Saturday 9/26: Justin Sayre talks with Tyler Coates about Husky. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free. Julie Carr, Renee Gladman, Miranda Mellis, and Laura Mullen read books from Solid Objects. A Public Space, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/27: Yitzhak Gormezano Goren reads the novel Alexandrian Summer and talks with Andre Aciman. 192 Books, 5 p.m., free. […]

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Valeria Luiselli’s Book Club at the Jumex Factory

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To write her new novel, The Story of My Teeth, Valeria Luiselli got ongoing book club feedback from workers at the Jumex factory featured in the novel. Over at Broadly, Luiselli talks to Lauren Oyler about her process, a childhood spent moving, and how to use—rather than abuse—the personal in essays: I think that maybe […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #1: For White Folks Who Think They Aren’t Racist

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Strange Phenomena

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Over at the Atlas Review, Natalie Eilbert drops in on Valeria Luiselli in Harlem: I sometimes teach Spanish to a lot of undergraduates at Columbia, which is something that I love. It gives me the illusion, hopefully not a delusion, that more and more young people are learning Spanish going on to professions that perhaps […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

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Author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho speaks about his new collection, Barefoot Dogs, breakthrough stories, the writing process, and why translating his book for readers in Mexico feels like a homecoming.

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New York, Collected

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At the New Yorker, Valeria Luiselli gives us an essay in defense of monuments, libraries, park benches, daughters, Dickinson, and ‘simplicissimusses’: In that first New York of my early twenties, I decided that I despised writers who admitted to crying over art or beauty or solitude, those who indulged in elevated states of mind. I […]

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