The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Jonathan Lethem has been hired for David Foster Wallace’s old teaching post at Pomona. (via @maudnewton)

“Lots of people in Indiana Jones hats today. I approve.” From @WriterDaniel at this Twitter roundup from the LA Times Festival of Books.

GIANT’s got a pretty good summary of what different kinds of editors really do. Thankfully, they forgot to make fun of Sunday Editors.

The NYPL has a really cool looking book-sorting machine. (via Bookninja)

A “subtle,” “brilliant” and “ambitious” post on cliches.

I don’t really care all that much that Danielle Steel’s assistant is going to jail for stealing $750,000, but the fact that Steel barely noticed the money was gone (and seems to like to brag about that) makes me want to break something. Or start writing romance novels. One of the two.

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 →