Lit-Link Round-up


Matt Bell’s debut novel is out from Soho. See Matt in the new “Story and Song” issue of Shelf Unbound. Also includes a great conversation between Tod Goldberg and Rob Roberge.

Hannah Arendt and the New Yorker.

Dzanc’s rEprint series is really hitting it out of the park, if I do say so myself. Jane Ciabattari joins the party.

Printers Row Lit Fest is June 8-9 in Chicago. I’m moderating a discussion on technology and new ethics with Tao Lin and Allison Amend.

The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing is here. Brian Evenson, Roxane Gay, Alissa Nutting, Amber Sparks, more Matt Bell, David Shields, Amelia Gray…you want this.

Rumpus Book Club writer, Elliott Holt, on the NYTimespodcast.

Sarah Gerkensmeyer does a “My First Time” over at The Quivering Pen.

The Nervous Breakdown takes over the KGB. Uh, the bar, that is. Tonight, New Yorkers. Caroline Leavitt, Elizabeth Crane, Allison Amend, Jessica Blau, and Rob Roberge. It’s my last night in the city, so come make sure I am hungover on my flight tomorrow…

Gina Frangello is the author of four books of fiction and a forthcoming memoir, Blow Your House Down. Her novel A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014) is currently under development by Netflix as a series produced by Charlize Theron’s production company, Denver & Delilah. Her most recent novel, Every Kind of Wanting (Counterpoint 2016) was included on several “best of” lists for 2016, including Chicago Magazine’s and The Chicago Review of Books’. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor, having founded both the independent press Other Voices Books, and the fiction section of the popular online literary community The Nervous Breakdown. She has also served as the Sunday editor for The Rumpus, and as the faculty editor for both TriQuarterly Online and The Coachella Review. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews, and journalism have been published in such venues as Salon, the LA Times, Ploughshares, the Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and in many other magazines and anthologies. After two decades of teaching at many universities, including UIC, Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies, UCLA Extension, the University of California Riverside Palm Desert, Roosevelt University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, Gina is excited to be a student again at the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Program for Writers, where she has returned to complete the PhD she left unfinished twenty years ago. More from this author →