The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Who doesn’t like bookplate porn? (via)

The Rumpus doesn’t do pop culture, but if you happen to have written something about Lady Gaga, you might want to send it here. (PS. GIANT doesn’t lie. Kate Durbin is awesome.)

Apparently, this Orange Prize judge thinks women — at least the women nominated for the Orange Prize — write too much “misery lit.”

Which is more violent — The Bible or the Quran? (via @maudnewton)

A very, very, very meta interview with Jonathan Lethem that takes place on Second Life broadcast on a podcast (which I found on a book blog.)

At The Millions, a beautiful essay on being “an Iranian American writer.”


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 →