The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement


supplement2It’s the end of August. While most of the world is on vacation, Rumpus Books is publishing book reviews.

This week, we published a review of a novel, a short story collection, an anthology, and a compilation about sex workers. Also, don’t miss an essay by Andrzej Stasiuk and an interview with Charles Baxter about silence.

Crown of Sonnets — A review of Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia, “an anthology of stories from the new Russia.”danilo-kis2-300x211

A History of Violence — A review of After the Fire a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld.

A review of Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys, edited by David Henry Sterry and R.J. Martin.

A review of How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capó Crucet.

Also, check out this interview with Charles Baxter and the essay Poetics and Slaughter by Andrzej Stasiuk.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →