Rumpus editors recommend books that shed light on what it means to live with mental illness.
Tags: A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Abeer Hoque, Akwaeke Emezi, An Unquiet Mind, Black Aperture, blud, Bough Down, Brandy Colbert, Cole Lavalais, Elissa Washuta, Emily X.R. Pan, Esmé Weijun Wang, Everything Here is Beautiful, Freshwater, Gayle Brandeis, Gorilla and the Bird, Heart Berries, Hyper, Iresha Picot, Jasmine Warga, Jeanann Verlee, Jeannie Vanasco, Jenny Lawson, Joan Wickersham, Karen Green, Kay Redfield Jamison, Linda Gray Sexton, Little & Lion, madness, Matt Haig, Matt Rasmussen, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health Month, mental illness, Mira T. Lee, My Body Is a Book of Rules, My Heart and Other Black Holes, olive witch, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Rachel McKibbens, Reasons to Stay Alive, Said the Manic to the Muse, Sam Sax, Sandra Allen, Searching for Mercy Street, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, Summer of the Cicadas, Terese Marie Mailhot, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Astonishing Color of After, The Collected Schizophrenias, The Color of Hope, The Glass Eye, The Suicide Index, Tim Denevi, Vanessa Hazzard, What to Read When, You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds, Zack McDermott
Aurvi Sharma discusses her memoir-in-progress, finding inspiration in ancient women’s voices, and writing against erasure.
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, A.K. Ramanujan, Abeer Hoque, Ambai, Amitava Ghosh, Anita Desai, Anne Carson, Apricots, Arundhati Roy, Aurvi Sharma, beauty, Deesha Philyaw, depression, Electric Arches, Eleven Stories of Water and Stone, Eliot Weinberger, erasure, Eve Ewing, Gathasaptashati, gender norms, gender roles, immigration, India, indian literature, intersectionality, Ismat Chughtai, J. K. Rowling, Kadambini, Kamila Shamsie, Lucia Berlin, Maggie Nelson, Margaret Atwood, Mariana Enriquez, memories, memory, Min Jin Lee, Nadeem Aslam, Nadim Aslam, nadine gordimer, Natalie Diaz, olive witch, Pachinko, pollution, postcolonial, revenge porn, Rings of Saturn, Sara Suleri, Sei Shonogan, sewage, Sex, south asian, The God of Small Things, The Pillow Book, Therigatha, Things We Lost in the Fire, tropes, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Visible: Women Writers of Color, W.G. Sebald, Wendy Doniger, Women Writers of Color
Monday 3/13: Ryan Ruby, with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, discusses and signs The Zero and the One. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Chen Chen reading and signing When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Tags: Abeer Hoque, Alison Turner, Amina Cain, Andrea Schell, Audrey Coulthurst, Auggie Smith, Barry Friedman, Ben Blatt, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Charles Yu, Chen Chen, christina baker kline, Daniel Magariel, David G. Boyd, Felicia Sullivan, Forrest Leo, Gareth Seigel, Hari Alluri, Jennifer Brody, Jenny Funkmeyer, Joan Juliet Buck, Joe Lavelle, Julie Schulte, Justin Welborn, Kayla Cagan, Kazim Ali, Kevin Crowley, Lauren Candia, Lauren Fern Watt, Lauren Kincheloe, Lou Mathews, Mary McCoy, Matt Johnson, Meg Howrey, Michael Gould, Michelle Tea, Mike Robinson, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Nikolas Escudero, Noelle Proffit, Norman Ohler, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Paula Killen, Rod Pyle, Ron Fassler, Russell Ferguson, Ryan Ruby, Samantha Richardson, Serita Robinson, Suzanne Lummis, Timothy O’Leary, Tom Merritt, Tyler Knight, Xach Fromson
Abeer Hoque talks about coming of age in the predominantly white suburbs of Pittsburgh, rewriting her memoir manuscript ten times, and looking for poetry in prose.
Tags: Abeer Hoque, agent, Alzheimer's, Bangladesh, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, burnout, business school, childhood, David Mitchell, Deesha Philyaw, ekphrastic poetry, family, fiction, genre, HarperCollins, HarperCollins India, high school, independent publishing, Katherine Boo, Libya, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, MFA, Nigeria, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, nonfiction, Ocean Vuong, olive witch, Olive Witch: A Memoir, Pakistan, photography, Pittsburgh, poetry, prose, psych ward, publisher, revision, San Francisco, siblings, the long way home, The Lovers and the Leavers, Toni Morrison, travel, travel writing, visible, Visible: Women Writers of Color, Women Writers of Color, writers of color, writing
In Episode 36 of The Rumpus’s Make/Work podcast, Scott Pinkmountain speaks with author and photographer Abeer Hoque about her long journey to publication, and her obsession with memory and nostalgia.
Tags: Abeer Hoque, India, Make/Work, memoir, memory, Nigeria, nostalgia, photography, podcast, Scott Pinkmountain, The Lovers and the Leavers