Posts Tagged: writing

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The Rumpus Interview with Mira Ptacin


Author Mira Ptacin discusses her memoir Poor Your Soul, what inspires her to write, motherhood, and why she considers her beat “the uterus and the American Dream.” ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Anthony Marra


Anthony Marra discusses his latest book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, how humor affects literature, how absurdity affects war, and what makes the perfect mixtape. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Sanae Ishida


Sanae Ishida discusses her debut children's book, Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl, embracing her creativity after years in the corporate world, and finding inspiration in her young daughter. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Sunil Yapa


Sunil Yapa discusses his debut novel, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, radical empathy, growing up surrounded by politics, and losing the first draft of his novel in Chile. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Meline Toumani


Meline Toumani discusses her debut, There Was and There Was Not, the rewards and risks of writing a political memoir, and what it means to approach a divided past and future. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Elisa Gabbert


Author Elisa Gabbert talks about her books, The Self Unstable and The French Exit, diversity, publishing, whiteness, and writing in the Internet Age. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Jenny Lawson


Jenny Lawson talks about her second memoir, Furiously Happy, mental illness, and growing up in small-town Texas. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Joanna Walsh


Joanna Walsh discusses her story collection, Vertigo, consciousness, artifice, and simultaneity. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Paul Kingsnorth


Author and poet Paul Kingsnorth talks about writing an entire novel in a “shadow-tongue” of Old English, and what that taught him about our contemporary world. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Dean Koontz


Dean Koontz talks about his newest novel, Ashley Bell, overcoming self-doubt, and “what this incredibly beautiful language of ours allows you to do.” ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Janice Erlbaum


Janice Erlbaum talks about her new novel, I, Liar, how writing memoir compares to writing fiction, homelessness in America, and Munchausen syndrome and Borderline Personality Disorder. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Laurie Foos


Laurie Foos discusses her latest novel, The Blue Girl, feminism, Michael Jackson, and mythical moon pies. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Sharon Oard Warner


Sharon Oard Warner discusses her latest book, Sophie’s House of Cards, Breaking Bad, how a sense of place informs fiction, and the Republican war on Planned Parenthood. ...more


Guildtalk #3: Lori Ostlund


For our ongoing Authors Guild series, Lori Ostlund speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo about what it means to live a literary life in the 21st century. ...more

Reading Mixtape feature

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #12: The Art and Craft of Writing


The writing advice I give is this:

1) Sit down
2) Write

These wise and talented writers have more to say.


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The Rumpus Interview with Louisa Hall


Author Louisa Hall discusses her latest novel, Speak, the future of artificial intelligence, and how playing squash taught her a love of literary technique. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with William Gibson


Legendary technomodernist William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, talks about his latest book, The Peripheral, predicting the future, and how writing about Silicon Valley today feels like his early work. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Josie Pickens


Josie Pickens talks about building relationships through blogging, changing the narrative around black women in America, and eradicating silence through storytelling. ...more


The Big Idea #11: Mark Bittman


Suzanne Koven talks to food journalist, author, and activist Mark Bittman about his “Big Idea”—how food has changed in the last fifty years, and how to teach our children to eat better. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Sandra and Ben Doller


Sandra and Ben Doller talk about The Yesterday Project, a blind collaboration, and about what it means to savor each day when you have stage III melanoma. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Elisabeth Egan


Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, A Window Opens, life as a book lover, workplace jargon, and the question we should ask ourselves in place of can we “have it all”. ...more