The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


“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 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 →