Lit-Link Round-Up


The Airship Advent Calendar: author trivia daily.

Guy Intoci of Dzanc Books acquires Patrick O’Neil’s memoir, already out in France–congrats on both ends.

Powerful essay,”Air Hunger,” by Angela Giles Patel, over at Sunday Rumpus pal Jennifer Pastiloff’s The Manifest-Station.

I think these are all fake.  But if it’s Monday morning and you’re looking to kill some time at work snickering…

This holiday season, Benevolent makes it easy to give others a boost…

Some thoughtful writing advice from recently deceased Algonquin Books co-founder, Louis Rubin.

Mixed race and identity in Southern California.

Have a story, good bad or ugly, about Chicago music club The Empty Bottle?  Curbside Splendor is publishing an oral history…kind of a coffee table book with broken urinals.

Oh my.  Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac trailer accidentally shown to a bunch of Florida kids there to watch Frozen!

Show this to your mother, your daughters, yourself.  Wow.  Seriously.  There is one line in here that nails me so badly…I suspect every woman will have “that line,” but they will all be different, maybe?

I’m in Palm Springs by now!  UC-Riverside low residency MFA!  My dream job, basically.  Except, so  help me, every single time I come out in December, it’s like 85 degrees the day before I get there and suddenly in the 30s.  This shit is not funny.  Is there some Cassadine weather machine ala General Hospital circa the 80s that Tod Goldberg is wielding for his amusement on my visits or something?

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 →