The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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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 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 →