The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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supplement2I’ve been away for what seems like an eternity, as many of you have been, but here we are, in a new decade, back from the abyss. Here’s some of what we’ve missed here at Rumpus Books.

Below, find reviews of an unclassifiable political book, some poetry, and a collection of short stories, as well as pictures of Estonian children’s book covers, an interview with György Dragomán, and more.

Lie to Me — A review of I Am Martin Eisenstadt. The real people behind it are Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin.

A review of The Bigness of the World, a collection of short stories by Lori Ostlund.4223538135_cdf8ca872b_m

“I tried to remember your scent as your own” — A review of Ohio Violence, a collection of poetry by Alison Stine.

Also, be sure not to miss a list of what our favorite authors are reading in the New Year, a write-up of an N+1 panel in which Malcolm Gladwell, James Wood, and Christine Smallwood discuss God, an interview with György Dragomán, and some pretty awesome  Estonian children’s book covers.


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 →