The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Someone bought Agatha Christie’s old “battered” trunk for a hundred quid at auction, and in it, she found some  jewels, most likely from the great mystery writer’s infamous collection. (via Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind)

Someone made a font out of Franz Kafka’s handwriting! The post is in German, but even if you don’t speak the language, it’s kinda cool to look at. (via Quarterly Conversation)

Got writer’s block? This list of “unusual firearms” should do the trick.

look at romance novels from the perspective of evolutionary biology. (via Bookninja)

James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel talk with Rain Taxi about how we define science fiction. (via Mumpsimus)

And finally, a Cambodian reflection on Virginia Woolf.

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 →