The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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This week, Rumpus Books reviewed a comic novel and a book that “straddles the line between fiction and poetry.” We also published a Rumpus Original (Supersized) Combo with Kara Candito.Plus, Stephen Elliott wrote about memoirs and we had a brilliant interview with Sasa Stanisic. It was a really, really good week.

Stirring Coffee with a Feather — A review of Margo Berdeshevsky’s Beautiful Soon Enough.

The Rumpus Original Combo with Kara Candito, complete with a review of Taste of Cherry, an original poem, and an interview.

A review of The Country Where No One Ever Dies, a comedic novel by Ornela Vorpsi.

Stephen Elliott defends the memoir.

And finally, a really spectacular interview with Sasa Stanisic.


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 is a board member of BiNet USA, and 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 →