The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Whoops! MacMillian is in trouble with The World Bank for offering bribes to Sudanese officials in exchange for textbook contracts. (via Bookninja)

35 essential posthuman novels.” (via Largehearted Boy)

On that note, this is what happens when musicians read sci-fi.

Apparently, Henry James thought historical fiction was “fatally cheap.” Austin Ratner has some choice words, and wonders what James would say to Toni Morrison.

Digital Books aren’t doing too hot in the Middle East.

This is how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s signature changed in the first 21 years of his life. (via @maudnewton)

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 is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and 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 →