The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Happy Sunday! I’m in upstate New York at my sister’s college graduation. She’s really smart, like Phi Beta Kappa smart. However, she’s insisting that I play drinking games with her, which I haven’t done for like ten years, so posts might be light today. You can blame her.

Baby’s Touch-n-Feel Guide to Russian Literature” (via Largehearted Boy)

How The Atlantic is shaping the future of publishing.

Have book prizes become more important than reviews? (Don’t worry, Rumpus reviews are still the most important)

An interview with the dude who uses the science on Shakespeare.

How do you write a kidnapping scene? Research. (via Confessions)


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 →