The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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2168836714_c25ca2eee6It’s Sunday again, which means that my Grandmother is pacing impatiently somewhere beyond the grave, worrying about the fate of my immortal soul.

Instead of going to church, which is boring, I have written up this handy book review supplement. Enjoy!

This week, The Rumpus reviewed two novels, a book of poetry, published a Rumpus Original Combo interview-slash-review about Danzy Senna’s new memoir, and featured interviews with and profiles of lots of exciting new authors. Also, Rumpus Book published an excerpt from Dave Eggers’ forthcoming book Zeitoun

Through a Glass Darkly — A review of Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatín.1433271427-213x3001

Freedom Fighters — A review of A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert.

Beautiful Horrible — A review of If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting by Anna Journey.

The Rumpus Original Combo with Danzy Senna, in which The Rumpus both reviews her new memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night and features an interview of the author by writer and scholar Amina Gautier.

Also, don’t miss this excerpt from Dave Eggers’ forthcoming book Zeitoun, an interview with Phillip Meyer, a profile of novelist and musician Chris Eaton, and another very cool interview with Julian Rubinstein about meeting hockey-playing bankrobbers and writing about Hungary.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He’s been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →