Posts Tagged: Austin

Slowly Converging Paths: A Conversation with Nate Blakeslee

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Nate Blakeslee discusses American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, cultivating trust in his sources, and recreating action-packed scenes he did not witness.

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Claiming Space: A Conversation with Elizabeth Crane

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Elizabeth Crane discusses her latest collection, Turf, how where she has lived has shaped her work, and why she loves writing in first-person plural.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #104: sam sax

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I could write a bullet list of sam’s sax’s recent accomplishments, but the wiser thing would be to advise you to pick up his newly released book MADNESS.

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Lone Star Cinema

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In clinging to a set of memories that fade more every day, maybe I’m also clinging to an idyllic version of my own past.

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Who Run the World?

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Look through these images, and feel proud. Feel inspired. Know that yes, the battle is uphill and will be hard-won, but it will be won.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #64: Lianne Stokes

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Hi there! We’re the two brunettes who hate sex. Sara-Kate hates sex because it’s too aerobic—she once sprained her foot. She lives in Kips Bay, loves candy, and wears exclusively rompers. Elisa Jordana hates sex because she abhors the human penis and all its functions. Not a fan of balls, either. She lives on the […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Will Evans

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Will Evans, Executive Director of Deep Vellum Publishing, talks about publishing translated works as well as the Texas and Dallas literary scene he wants to help grow.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Monkey Men

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Still lying on the bed in the Wausau hotel room, I started counting ceiling tiles. From above the covers. Not under. Never under. I always feel constricted, under.

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A Zone of Psychological Relief

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Over at Lit Hub, Michele Filgate reports on the growing influence of Street Lit, which provides writing workshops and books to the homeless community in Austin, Texas. Filgate also talks with Street Lit founder Barry Maxwell, as he opens up about the “relief” reading offered him while he was homeless: Reading was such a zone of psychological relief, and […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Manuel Gonzales

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Manuel Gonzales talks about his new novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, transitioning from nonprofit work to teaching, and how to zig when a trope wants you to zag.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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New York City’s St. Mark’s Bookshop has twice now been faced with closing over financial issues. But the store has a mysterious, rich benefactor who keeps pouring money into the shop. Despite the two lifelines, the store may close as early as Wednesday. Despite the disappearances of other booksellers, one Hong Kong bookstore owner continues […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Chaitali Sen

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Swati Khurana talks to the author of The Pathless Sky, a love story centered around place, the state’s authority, statelessness, and geology.

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The Rumpus Interview with Debra Monroe

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Debra Monroe talks about her new memoir, My Unsentimental Education, the future of the genre, and how the Internet has changed what it means to be human.

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13th Floor Elevators Reunited for First Show in 47 Years

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The 13th Floor Elevators are one of those groups that seem to perfectly articulate their genre; a psychedelic band that disbanded in 1969 but whose records have a place in the core catalog of any kid trying to get to know that decade today. If you haven’t happened upon them yet yourself, suffice it to say, […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

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Author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho speaks about his new collection, Barefoot Dogs, breakthrough stories, the writing process, and why translating his book for readers in Mexico feels like a homecoming.

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Being Like Him: Fathers, Daughters, and Sons in Boyhood

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That scene at Antone’s plays out one of my biggest fears: that when women aren’t in the room, straight men shift their conversations.

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Austin’s Lit Scene Heats Up

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We’ve written before about the blossoming Austin publishing scene, particularly the small press A Strange Object and their first title, Three Scenarios in which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail by Kelly Luce. Now the New York Times is taking notice, too (about a year later than us, but hey, nobody’s perfect). Read their article about Austin’s flourishing […]

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Albums of our Lives: Rufus Wainwright’s Poses

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If I had written a list of pros and cons, I might have seen how moving to Austin from Seattle with a boyfriend who had just kicked heroin, and with stripping as my only job prospect, was not a recipe for success. Two years later, I was still floundering. “Always make sure you’re running toward […]

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Matt Bell and Callie Collins in Austin

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Austin folks, if you need to take a breather from politics, come to Bookpeople this Saturday for a Matt Bell reading! Bell, whose novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods thrilled and chilled us, will be in conversation with Callie Collins, whom you’ll remember from her recent stellar Rumpus essay […]

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