The 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!
Tags: Andre Aciman, Ani Cooney, Ann Patchett, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of a Face, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Best Debut Short Stories, Best Debut Short Stories 2020, catapult, Commonwealth, Damitri Martinez, Dau Prize, David Kelly Lawrence, deb olin unferth, Enigma Variations, G.K. Chesterton, Gaston Bachelard, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Joy Williams, Kikuko Tsumura, Kristen Sahaana Surya, Lillian Ross, Lucy Grealy, Lysley Tenorio, Matthew Jeffrey Vegari, Maya Angelou, Mbozi Haimbe, Mohit Manohar, Monstress, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, PEN, Picture, Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Sena Moon, Shannon Sanders, State of Grace, The God of Small Things, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, The Poetics of Space, Tracy O'Neill, Valerie Hegarty, What to Read When, Willa C. Richards, Yoko Ogawa, yuka igarashi
Fatimah Asghar discusses the new anthology she co-edited, HALAL IF YOU HEAR ME.
Tags: anthology, Arundhati Roy, Black Girl Magic, BreakBeat Poets, Brown Girls, Dark Noise Collective, Everything Is Illuminated, Fatimah Asghar, Halal If You Hear Me, Harry Potter, Haymarket Books, If They Come for Us, Islam, Islamophobia, Jonathan Safran Foer, jordan, LatiNext, LGBTQ, Mahin Ibrahim, muslim, poems, poetry, queer, Randa Jarrar, Safia Elhillo, sexuality
Steph Post shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming novel, MIRACULUM.
Tags: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Arundhati Roy, Bellocq's Ophelia, Christina Rossetti, Euphoria, Goblin Market, Joy Williams, Kobo Abe, Lily King, Margaret Mascarenhas, Miraculum, Natasha Trethewey, Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower, Polis Books, Steph Post, T.H. White, The Changeling, The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos, The God of Small Things, The Goshawk, The Little Prince, The Woman in the Dunes, What to Read When
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Adelle Waldman, Aimee Molloy, Arundhati Roy, Carol Muske-Dukes, Caroline Moss, Chelsey Johnson, Cheryl Pearl Sucher, Cheston Knapp, Chibundu Onuzo, Colson Whitehead, Curtis Sittenfeld, Cynthia Manick, Dav Aujla, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Dennis Norris II, Douglas Piccinnini, Eileen Pollack, Emma Straub, geoff dyer, Gerard Coletta, Hanne Ørstavik, Heather Abel, Jane Mead, Jennifer Baker, Jess Kidd, Jessie Chaffee, Jonathan Garfinkel, Jonny Diamond, Julie Buntin, Katie Longofono, Katrine Øgaard Jensen, Kendra Fortmeyer, Kerri Arsenault, Kimberley McCreight, Kirby, Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir, Laura Buccieri, Leila Sales, Lisa Ko, Madeleine Barnes, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Almereyda, Michael T. Young, Michele Filgate, Michelle Markowitz, Mira Jacob, Mirene Arsanios, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Omotara James, Piper Weiss, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Sam Pink, Sam Utne, Sarah Perry, Sheila Heti, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Suzanne Parker, Tom Sleigh, Tuck Darling, Vanessa Mártir, Vinson Cunningham
We congratulate all of the NBCC finalists, and are especially pleased to have celebrated and featured the work of many of these writers on The Rumpus!
Tags: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, Adam Rutherford, Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery, Alice McDermott, Ana Ristović, Arundhati Roy, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, Bunk, Camille Dungy, Carina Chocano, Caroline Fraser, Directions for Use, Earthling, Edmund Gordon, edwidge danticat, Exit West, Fourth Person Singular, Frances FitzGerald, Frank Ormsby, Gorbachev: His Life and Times, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Gulf: The Making of An American Sea, Henry Marsh, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, Howard Markel, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Improvement, Jack Davis, James Longenbach, Jesmyn Ward, Joan Silber, Kapka Kassabova, Kenneth Whyte, Kevin Young, Layli Long Soldier, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, masha gessen, Mohsin Hamid, National Book Critics Circle, NBCC Awards, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, Nuar Alsadir, Prairie Fires: American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roxane Gay, Sing, Tell Me How It Ends, The Art of Death, The Best We Could Do, The Darkness of Snow, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, The Girl From the Metropol Hotel, The Invention of Angela Carter, The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Ninth Hour, Thi Bui, Unburied, Valeria Luiselli, Whereas, William Taubman, Xioulu Guo, You Play the Girl
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
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.
Tags: A Sense of the World, Abandon Me, Alana Massey, All the Lives I Want, Anne Carson, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of Red, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, Bluets, book recommendations, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, carmen maria machado, celeste ng, Chanukah, Chrissy Teigen, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, christmas, cravings, Danez Smith, Dear Friend from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Deb Perelman, Don't Call Us Dead, Electric Arches, elena ferrante, Eugenia Leigh, Eve Ewing, Florence in Ecstasy, Good Bones, Hala Alyan, Hanukkah, Harmless Like You, Her Body and Other Parties, Him Me Muhammed Ali, holiday gifts, holidays, hunger, Jason Roberts, Jenny Zhang, Jesmyn Ward, Jessie Chaffee, Jung Yun, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kate Harding, Kaveh Akbar, Lisa Ko, Little Fires Everywhere, madness, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Smith, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, Mike Scalise, Min Jin Lee, Morgan Parker, My Brilliant Friend, Nasty Women, Nature Poem, Neapolitan Novels, One Day We'll ALl Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Pachinko, Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy, Randa Jarrar, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Roxane Gay, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Salt Houses, Sam Sax, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Samin Nosrat, Scaachi Koul, Shelter, Sing Unburied Sing, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Sour Heart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, The Brand New Catastrophe, The Leavers, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tommy Pico, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, We Love You Charlie Freeman, We Were Eight Years in Power, What to Read When, What We Lose, yiyun li, Zinzi Clemmons
Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. […]
Tags: Amelia Gray, Angie Thomas, Ann Friedman, Arundhati Roy, Catherine Lacey, Christopher Farnsworth, david sedaris, Don Winslow, Ever Mainard, Gabriel Packard, hector tobar, J. Ryan Stradal, Jade Chang, Jessie Chaffee, john jeremiah sullivan, Jonathan Shaw, Josh Barkan, Julia Fierro, Kaitlin Solimine, Lisa DeSimini, Lorin Stein, Meg Howery, Mel Goodman, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Robinne Lee, rosecrans baldwin, Roxane Gay, sarah manguso, Spencer Quinn, Thea Constantine, Warren Read
Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.
Tags: Alexandra Kleeman, Alice Sola Kim, Amelia Gray, Angelica Baker, anna solomon, Anne Doran, Anne Helen Petersen, Arundhati Roy, Bethany Ball, Cam Scott, Catherine Lacey, Chris Clarke, Dan Riley, Daniel Wallace, Debora Kuan, deborah treisman, Donald Breckenridge, elizabeth strout, Ellen Umansky, Emma Straub, Eugene Lim, Gina Zucker, Hilton Als, Jacob Kaplan, jacqueline woodson, Jason Bayani, Jessie Chaffee, John Yau, Julia Pierpont, Kay Gabriel, Kit Schluter, Leslie Jamison, Lucio Zago, Maile Meloy, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Margaret B. Carson, Merritt K, Miranda Pennington, New York City, notable new york, Notable New York City, Pat Hipp, rosecrans baldwin, Sally Kohn, Sarah Jean Grimm, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Seth Landman, Shelley Wong, Sherman Alexie, Stephen Ira, Victor LaValle, Walter Hopps
Telling a human story, with individuals experiencing the effects of an actual political issue—that’s my part in shaking the ground. ...more
Tags: An Isolated Incident, Arundhati Roy, Asia-Pacific Writers & Translators, Cementville, Chicago, child trafficking, Dangal, feminist novel, feticide, India, international adoption, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Kashmir, Katherine O’Keeffe, Kathleen Ferrara, linguistics, Malaysia, Margaret Atwood, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Michel Houellebecq, nadine gordimer, Nayomi Munaweera, Northwestern University, Ode to Broken Things, Paulette Livers, Penguin, poetry, political fiction, Politics, Richard Bausch, Shambala Junction, SkyLightRain, soniah kamal, south asian, Sri Lanka, submission, The Merlion and the Hibiscus, Thunder Demons, Toni Morrison, trafficking
Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on
Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work. ...more
Tags: Alina Pleskova, Aminatou Sow, Ana Álvarez, animals, Ann Friedman, Apiary Magazine, Arkansas, Art, Arundhati Roy, atlas obscura, Bedfellows, bodega, Brujas, Call Your Girlfriend, Chris Kraus, David Lynch, Democracy Now!, dennis hopper, Devo, diy, documentary, Don Share, Emma Sanders, fogmachine, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Get Lucid!, Gina Myers, Human Highway, indiegogo, Jackass, jawns, JFK, Little Rock, livetweet, lo-fi, Loiter Squad, Lynne Kovalchik, Marilyn Monroe, Metropolarity, Music, neil young, Nicole Steinberg, No Sex Last Night, NPR, OFWGKTA, p.e. garcia, Passyunk, Penelope Cruz, Philadelphia, phillip garcia, podcasts, podcatcher, poetry, poetry foundation, Poetry Jawns, punk, Ras, readings, recording, Sex, sex writing, Social Media, sophie calle, Sound Cloud, South Philly, studio, Sweetwater Sound, Tattooed Mom, Towncraft, twitter, Two Dope Queens, Warren Longmire, wearemany.org, Who Do You Love
Sunil Yapa discusses his debut novel,
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, radical empathy, growing up surrounded by politics, and losing the first draft of his novel in Chile. ...more
Tags: activism, Arundhati Roy, Books, Chile, Chitra Divakaruni, claire messud, Column McCan, empathy, Faulkner, fiction, frist drafts, globalization, Guatemala, interview, Kyle Lucia Wu, Marxism, Media, MFA, Nathan Englander, novel, pepper spray, Peter Carey, police, police violence, protest, protesters, Protests, research, Save the Redwoods, Seattle, Sunil Yapa, University of Houston, VONA, weed, World Trade Organization, writing, WTO, your heart is a muscle the size of a fist
What has Arundhati Roy been up to since her 1997 Booker Prize for The God of Small Things? This piece answers that, exploring Roy’s current writings on India’s Maoist rebels. “When her essay about the trip, Walking with the Comrades, first appeared in India last year, Roy was fiercely criticised for humanising these rebels. For […]
This week, the book blogs have went and gone political! Maybe it’s that it’s the off year in the election cycle and they miss the rabid infighting and corruption, or maybe it’s the news that the Kindle has already become the next thought police and will soon start force-feeding you Soma, but for some reason, […]
Tags: Arundhati Roy, canada, David Souter, deranged people, green apple, htmlgiant, Hugo Chavez, robots, small literary journals, war poetry, white males
Karan Mahajan discusses
Family Planning, Indian literature, and the recent attacks in Mumbai. ...more
Tags: Altaf Tyrewala, Animal's People, anthony ha, Arundhati Roy, family planning, India, Indian, indian literature, Indra Sinha, karan mahajan, Maximum City, Mumbai, No God in Sight, philip roth, salman rushdie, Suketu Mehta, The God of Small Things