Posts Tagged: autofiction

Total Freedom: A Conversation with Theresa Griffin Kennedy

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Theresa Griffin Kennedy discusses her new story collection, BURNSIDE FIELD LIZARD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #140: Alicia Kopf

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“We need narrative patterns to understand reality.”

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Make Your Choices: A Conversation with Chris Kraus

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Chris Kraus discusses her latest book, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography, writing about art under patriarchy, politics, and “the truth.”

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Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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The Third Iago Sensibility: A Conversation with Laurie Stone

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Laurie Stone discusses her story collection, My Life as an Animal, writing about death, how the reader doesn’t care about you, and the Third Iago.

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What Appears to Be Fiction: A Conversation with Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss discusses her new novel Forest Dark, provoking questions about reality with her work, and trusting readers to think for themselves.

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“The Book I Said I Would Never Write”: Talking with Karolina Ramqvist

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Karolina Ramqvist discusses The White City, her first novel to be translated to English, and the idea of a writer’s persona out in the world versus a just being a writer, writing.

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Album of the Week: Forced Witness by Alex Cameron

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“Where does one draw the line when you as a person believe in progress, but as a writer feel like you need to focus on people who would challenge that, who would ask us to regress?”

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The Rumpus Interview with Mila Jaroniec

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Mila Jaroniec talks about her debut novel Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover,” writing autofiction, the surprising similarity between selling sex toys and selling books, and the impact of having a baby on editing.

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The Truth of Brushstrokes or Brushstrokes of Truth?

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Autofiction is in these days. Discussing her first novel Fantasian at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins blog, Larissa Pham unpacks her perspective on inserting autobiographical elements into fiction: I knew that no matter what I wrote in my novella, given my history of truth-telling, there would be an implication that it was true. That it had happened. […]

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Imagine That

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Like every other year, in 2015 we wrestled with the knowledge of our constructed selves. But rather than eschew personhood as a postmodernist might, we considered just who we’ve been inventing: What do you write about when you no longer put stock in the idea—the narrative—that nature exists objectively and independently of our stories about […]

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Stranger than Fiction

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The death of the novel has been argued and rebutted and argued again. Drawing from David Shields‘s book of literary criticism, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, Alexander Nazaryan wonders whether the essay might do a better job: Reality Hunger argues that to survive, the novel must become less like itself, to just stop with the whole […]

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