The Sunday Rumpus Books Supplement

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supplement2This week, Rumpus books published a review of a story collection by Greg Gerke, an interview with Benjamin Anastas, a Rumpus Reprint by our own Stephen Elliott, and an exclusive excerpt from a best of the Believer compilation.

Sex and the Witty – A review of There’s Something Wrong with Sven by Greg Gerke. Gidget

Gidget on the Couch – An exclusive excerpt on the origins of surfing from the best of The Believer essays, Read Hard.

Underachieving as Art: The Rumpus Interview with Benjamin Anastas.

David Rees’s Last Book I Loved.

And be sure not to miss our reprint of our own Stephen Elliott’s  Why I Write.


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 is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and 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 →