The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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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 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 →