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Posts Tagged: amber sparks

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!

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Notable Online: 9/27–10/3

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable Online: 8/30–9/5

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #211: Rachel Vorona Cote

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“Ultimately, this is who I am. I can only write honestly, and from where I live.”

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Notable Philadelphia: 2/18–2/24

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Literary events in and around Philly this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/15–2/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/8–2/14

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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This Thing of Existence: Talking with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his new story collection, THE WORLD DOESN’T REQUIRE YOU.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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For a story in a different medium this week, check out Amber Sparks’s “Thirteen Ways to Destroy a Painting” from this year’s The Unfinished World—adapted to a radio play. It’s brought to your ears by NPR’s truly excellent storytelling podcast Snap Judgment and read by Thao Nguyen of the San Francisco-based folk-rock group Thao and The Get […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, we have two stories of time machines and space stations, but mostly of people who clean up messes. Amber Sparks’s second collection of short stories, The Unfinished World, published on Monday by Liveright, is a vivid and imaginative blend of sci-fi and fantasy, magical realism and surrealism. Her stories resist being contained in […]

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You Are What You Read

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Not every book is a great work of literature, but that doesn’t mean literary authors don’t have fun reading some pulpy genre books. Over at Electric Literature, Amber Sparks confesses to drawing inspiration from Dean Kuntz and Stephen King before speaking with other authors about their less-than-literary influences. Laura van den Berg? She loved reading National […]

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