Jenny Bhatt shares a reading list to celebrate EACH OF US KILLERS.
Tags: A Manual for Cleaning Women, Alissa Nutting, Blue Collar White Collar No Collar, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Debbie Graber, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Dustin M. Hoffman, Each of Us Killers, Fight No More, Friday Black, Jenny Bhatt, Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday, larry smith, Lucia Berlin, Lydia Millet, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist, Our Working Lives, Richard Ford, Temporary People, The Wild Birds, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, wendell berry, What to Read When
This book begs to be flipped through and read with leisure. ...more
Tags: Aaron Thier, Alissa Nutting, anthology, Antoine Wilson, Beth Nguyen, book review, carmen maria machado, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, comfort food, community, cookbook, cookbooks, cooking, Eat Joy, eating, edwidge danticat, food, food and family, Jennifer Huang, Kristen Iskandrian, Lev Grossman, Melissa Febos, Meryl Rowin, Natalie Eve Garrett, Porochista Khakpour, Ratatouille, Rosie Schaap, traditions
Literary events in and around L.A. this week!
Tags: A. W. DeAnnuntis, Adrienne Rubin, Alissa Nutting, Allison Moorer, Allison Wolfe, Alvin Orloff, amy waldman, Ana Kasparian, Ash Carter, Barry Siegel, Buck Henry, C. P. Rosenthal, Cathy Colman, Chris Kraus, Chris L. Terry, Dave Stone, David Rattray, Dennis Prince, Eric C. Wat, Eric Cheevers, Greg Nicotero, Gregg Foreman, Henry Barajas, Isa Mazzei, J. Ryan Stradal, Jackie Simon, Jami Attenberg, Joe Alves, Jon Robin Baitz, Katie Silver, L.I. Henley, los angeles, Marcellas Reynolds, Mariano Zaro, Marilyn Ladd, Mark Sarvas, Mark Z. Danielewski, Michelle Kuei, Michelle Latiolais, Naomi Hirahara, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Orlando Ortega-Medina, Patricia Schultz, Piper Ferguson, Ramesh Srinivasan, Robbie Dewhurst, Rodrigo Bravo, Sam Kashner, Sands Hall, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Sean Negus, Shelby Lynne, Shonda Buchanan, Steven Greenebaum, Stewart Lupton, Tara Jepsen, Tim Minear, Trebor Healey, Wyatt Underwood
Literary events in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Abriana Jette, Alan Felsenthal, Alexandra Mattraw, Alissa Nutting, Allie Rowbottom, amanda stern, Aminatou Sow, amy fusselman, Ana Febrega, Andrea Kleine, Andrew Martin, Anna Holmes, Annie-B Parson, Aria Aber, Bryan Martinez, Caitlin Moran, Caoilinn Hughes, Catherine Carberry, Chelsea Hodson, Christine Smallwood, Cristina Alger, Dan Kaufman, Dean Bakopoulos, Demetri Raftopoulos, Eleanor Kriseman, george packer, Georgia Clark, Glynnis MacNicol, Hannah Orenstein, Ian MacAllen, Jama Brinkley, JC Hopkins, Jeff Giles, jessica valenti, John Keene, Joselia Hughes, Julia Dixon Evans, Julie Buntin, Kayo Chingonyi, Kem Joy Ukwu, Krian Bath, Kris Waldherr, Lauren Miller, Leah Sophia Dworkin, Malcolm Boyd, Mark Anderson, Monica McClure, Mychal Denzel Smith, Nancy Rommelmann, Nick Murray, notable new york, Notable NYC, Omotara James, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Patrik Sandberg, Paul Greenberg, R A Villanueva, Ralph Heibutzki, Rebecca Wolff, Robert Fitterman, Ruby Lal, Rumaan Alam, samantha hunt, Simeon Marsalis, Somini Sengupta, Spagnuolo Peter, Trace DePass
Rumpus editors suggest some of their favorite summertime reads!
Tags: Abandon Me, Against Memoir, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, alexandria marzano-lesnevich, Alissa Nutting, Analicia Sotelo, beach reads, Ben Gwin, Bethany C. Morrow, Camille Dungy, carmen maria machado, Caroline Moss, Catherine Lacey, celeste ng, Clean Time, Deborah Levy, Diane Seuss, Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You, gillian flynn, Good Bones, Heads of the Colored People, Her Body and Other Parties, Hey Ladies, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, J. M. Ledgard, Jasper Fforde, Jennifer Chang, Juliana Spahr, Julie Buntin, Laura Lippman, Little Fires Everywhere, Love Walked In, Made for Love, Maggie Smith, Mandy Len Catron, Marisa de los Santos, Marlena, Melissa Broder, Melissa Febos, MEM, Michelle Markowitz, Michelle Tea, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Oceanic, reading recommendations, Samantha Irby, Sarah Sweeney, Sharp Objects, Smith Blue, Some Say the Lark, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Submergence, Sunburn, Swimming Home, Tana French, Tell Me If You're Lying, tessa fontaine, The Answers, The Electric Woman, The Eyre Affair, The Fact of a Body, The Likeness, The Pisces, virgin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When
Poet and novelist Kim Fu discusses her new novel,
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, how poetry impacts her fiction, and the expectations that accompany a book about lost children. ...more
Tags: Alissa Nutting, Berton House, David Rackoff, Jeffrey Eugenides, Karen Russell, kazuo ishiguro, Kevin Brockmeier, Kim Fu, Lord of the Flies, Louise Erdrich, Lynda Barry, Margaret Atwood, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Middlesex, Monet Patrice Thomas, motherhood, mothers and daughters, One Hundred Demons, Pacific Northwest, poetry, sexual assault, Tampa, The Brief History of the Dead, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Wilderness Tips, yiyun li
In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”
Tags: Adios Happy Homeland, Alissa Nutting, Ana Menendez, book recommendations, Caprice, Continental Drift, Denise Duhamel, Emma Trelles, Felt in the Jaw, florida, How Small Confronting Morning, hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Joan Didion, Karen Russell, kristen arnett, laura van den berg, Lois Lenski, Lola Haskins, Looking for the Gulf Motel, Maureen Seaton, Miami, Richard Blanco, Russell Banks, Sarah Gerard, Strawberry Girl, Sunshine State, susan orlean, swamplandia, Tampa, The Isle of Youth, The Orchid Thief, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tropicalia, What to Read When, zora neale hurston
Join H.I.P. Lit, VIDA, and The Rumpus for a riveting night of readings and aerial performances at our 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event!
Tags: Alana Massey, Alissa Nutting, Brooklyn Book Festival, Camille Rankine, elissa bassist, Hala Alyan, HIP Lit, rumpus events, Téa Obreht, The Muse, VIDA, WORD Brooklyn
We are thrilled to share that our September Book Club selection is Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press, October 2017)! In this highly anticipated debut collection, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. Earthy and otherworldly, queer and caustic, comic and deadly […]
[A]ttempts to relegate human impulses to some eminently manageable virtual domain end up revealing more about humanity than tech. ...more
Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore.
Tags: A Novel about My Wife, Agamemnon, Alissa Nutting, An Oresteia, Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue, book recommendations, clytemnestra, Donald Trump, Emily Perkins, Kate Chopin, marriage, Mary Karr, Meg Wolitzer, Melania Trump, Pearl S Buck, reading list, Tampa, The Angry Wife, The Awakening, The Liars Club, The Wife, What to Read When
Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free. Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 […]
Tags: A. M. Homes, Alissa Nutting, Amanda Miller, Amor Towles, April Ayers Lawson, ariel levy, Barbara Henning, Benilde Little, Britt Canty, Brittany Spanos, Burt Kimmelman, christina baker kline, Christopher Paul Wolfe, Colin Halloran, Colum McCann, D. T. Max, Dan Torday, Darin Strauss, David Foster Wallace, David Hering, David Lehman, David Leo Rice, David Lipsky, David Samuel Levinson, Donald Breckenridge, Elif Batuman, Elisa Albert, Emily H. Brout, Emily Holleman, Emily Hughes, Eugene Ostashevsky, Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Fiona Maazel, hanya yanagihara, Hugh Seidman, Jaime Green, Jared Stanley, jason diamond, Jill Magi, Julie Buntin, Julie Klam, Kari Paul, Kashana Cauley, Katie Kitamura, Katie McKenna, kelly link, Kristen Rouse, Lance Olsen, Lauren Grodstein, Lauren Halloran, lauren holmes, marie howe, Matt Gallagher, Melissa Buzzeo, Meredith Maran, Min Jin Lee, Nancy Hightower, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ottessa Moshfegh, Pamela Ryder, Paolo Javier, Phil Klay, Priscilla Becker, robert lopez, Robin Myers, Rosamond S. King, Susan Gevirtz, Teresa Fazio, William Lessard
Lincoln Michel talks about his debut short story collection,
Upright Beasts, his interest in monsters, and what sources of culture outside of literature inspire him. ...more
Tags: Akira Kurosawa, Alissa Nutting, angela carter, Barry Hannah, Ben Marcus, Borges, Breaking Bad, Catherine Lacey, charles simic, Coen Brothers, coffee house press, Columbia, craft, dark, Dark Air, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Denis Johnson, Diane Williams, Donald Trump, Electric Literature, fantasy, Federico Fellini, fiction, Flannery O'Connor, george saunders, Hannibal, Internet, Interviews, Italo Calvino, Joy Williams, kafka, Kobo Abe, Kyle Lucia Wu, Kyle Minor, Lincoln Michel, lydia davis, magritte, Max Ernst, MFA, Michael Barron, monsters, nadxieli nieto, Night of the Hunter, orcs, Our Education, pop culture, Rebecca Curtis, rumble fish, sam lipsyte, Samuel Delany, sci-fi, science fiction, Social Media, television, Terrence Malick, the sopranos, The Wire, twin peaks, Upright Beasts, Ursula K. Le Guin, weird, wizards, writing
This is the week of fantastical fiction, of the weird and the magical, of re-imagining fairy tales and urban legends, of making the familiar strange and the strange familiar. On Tuesday, a new edition of Angela Carter’s seminal 1979 story collection The Bloody Chamber was released to mark what would have been Carter’s 75th birthday, […]
Tags: Aimee Bender, Alissa Nutting, Amelia Gray, angela carter, carmen maria machado, fabulist, fairy tales, granta, Guernica, kelly link, Shirley Jackson Award, The Bloody Chamber, The Lady of the House of Love, this week in short fiction, urban legends, vampires, wwI
It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]
Tags: Ada Calhoun, Alan Heathcock, Alan MIchael Parker, Alexander Chee, Alissa Nutting, AWP 2015, Benjamin Garcia, Benjamin Percy, Caitlin Horrocks, Carl Phillips, Charles Baxter, Cheryl Strayed, Claudia Rankine, Cream City Review, danielle evans, Dean Bakopoulos, Dessa, Dinaw Mengestu, Ed Lin, Edan Lepucki, elissa schappell, Eugenia Leigh, Eula Biss, francine prose, Gina Frangello, Hyphen Magazine, Jamie Quatro, Jennine Capó Crucet, Jenny Johnson, Joshua Ferris, Julia Fierro, Karen Russell, Karissa Chen, Kate Bernheimer, katey schultz, Katie Raissian, kelly link, kim barnes, Kima Jones, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, Leslie Jamison, Louise Erdrich, Maggie Nelson, Marjorie Sandor, Molly Antopol, Ocean Vuong, Pablo Miguel Martinez, Phil Klay, rebecca makkai, Regie Cabico, Richard Bausch, Rob Spillman, Roger Reeves, Roxane Gay, Ruben Quesada, Stacey D'erasmo, Stephen Elliott, Stuart Dybeck, Tara McKelvey, this week in short fiction, Tin House, Tina Bartolome, TJ Jarrett, tom franklin
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Alissa Nutting has given us the story of a woman with a transparent panel covering her beating heart. Her story, “The Transparency Project,” arrived via Guernica online post on Tuesday. This story revives the playful Nutting of her 2010 story collection, Unclean Jobs for Girls and Women, after her […]
Tags: Aimee Bender, Alissa Nutting, Boston Review, Cory Doctorow, Daisy Johnson, Etgar Keret, Guernica, Guernica/PEN Flash Series, jim shepard, Tampa, There Was a Fox in the Bedroom, this week in short fiction, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, Watchlist: 32 Short Stories by Persons of Interest
Sunday 1/26: Swing by the Green Mill for the Uptown Poetry Slam. Open mic at 7 p.m., followed by featured poet Joel Chmara. Stick around for the poetry slam. 7 p.m., $7, Green Mill. It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for Sunday Salon! Stop by and hear from Cris Mazza, Grace Tiffany, […]
Alissa Nutting discusses issues of gender and consent, and her novel
Tampa, which depicts in relentless detail a female teacher sexually preying upon young male students. ...more
…according to Cosmopolitan won’t officially be out until July 2, but as it’s our pick for The Rumpus Book Club this month, members are already reading it. The book is Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, and Cosmo editor Jessica Knoll interviewed the author about, among other things, what pushed her to write a book about “beautiful, married, 26-year-old […]
Looking for some awesome new books to read this summer? The Rumpus Book Clubs have some great new fiction, non-fiction and poetry selections lined up for members over the next three months. No matter the weather, beachy warmth to, well, whatever you call the middle of the year in San Francisco, and everything in between, […]
She had chosen to defy all reasonable laws of feminine desire by spurning me as a sexual object. And yet she had managed to publish a book. ...more