The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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“Do not chew on the headphone cords!” — From @electriclit, passive aggressive library signs.

Marc Jacobs is pissing off literary West Villagers by opening a book store.

At The Guardian, Christine Granados has some fightin’ words for Cormac McCarthy and lists other authors she feels write the American southwest better.

Ian McEwan says the novel isn’t dying.

You know what? Judge me all you want. I love vampires. I love books about vampires. And I love intelligent write-ups about vampires, too. (Part 2 is here)

“I’d saved some cash. I’d been working for about three months, and everything I saved I blew it on the courtship.” Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath talk about their relationship, the British.


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 →