Rajiv Mohabir discusses ANTIMAN and CUTLISH.
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An exclusive look at the cover of Rimma Onoseta’s forthcoming novel, HOW YOU GROW WINGS.
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Dr. M. Leona Godin discusses her new book, THERE PLANT EYES.
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An exclusive look at the cover of Oscar Hokeah’s forthcoming novel, CALLING FOR A BLANKET DANCE.
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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.
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“I wanted to write a story that doesn’t shy away from the problems but one that’s also hopeful.”
Tags: Ali Wong, All Things Cease to Appear, Anjali Enjeti, book covers, book design, book jackets, child bride, child marriage, cover art, cover design, COVID, COVID-19, Dear Girls, Elizabeth Brundage, How I Became a Tree, India, Indian, jhumpa lahiri, literary tropes, Madhushree Ghosh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, New Delhi, Otessa Moshfegh, pandemic, parties, patriarchy, Sayantani Dasgupta, Shadow City: Getting Lost in Kabul, short fiction, short stories, short story, south asian, Southbound, story collection, Sumana Roy, Taran Khan, The Clothing of Books, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, tropes, Women Who Misbehave, zoom
An exclusive look at the cover of Joy Castro’s forthcoming novel, FLIGHT RISK.
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An exclusive look at the cover of Shruti Swamy’s forthcoming debut novel, THE ARCHER.
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An exclusive look at the cover of Michael Lowenthal’s forthcoming story collection, SEX WITH STRANGERS.
Tags: book covers, book design, cover design, cover reveal, Jennifer Conn, Jeremy John Parker, LGBTQ, Michael Lowenthal, Nico Segall Tobon, photography, queer, queerness, Rumpus exclusive, Sex, sexuality, University of Wisconsin Press
An exclusive look at the cover of the forthcoming anthology, HOW TO LOVE THE WORLD.
Tags: Book cover, book covers, book design, cover art, cover design, cover reveal, Dinara Mirtalipova, Donald Hall, ellen bass, How to Love the World, James Crews, Jane Hirshfield, Joy Harjo, Mark Nepo, Naomi Shihab Nye, ross gay, Rumpus exclusive, Storey Publishing, Ted Kooser, Tracy K Smith
An exclusive look at the cover of the forthcoming anthology, UP ALL NIGHT.
Tags: Algonquin Books, Algonquin Young Readers, anthologies, anthology, book covers, book design, Connie Gabbert, cover art, cover design, cover reveal, Laura Silverman, Laura Williams, Rumpus exclusive, Up All Night, Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise, YA
An exclusive look at the cover of Kaitlyn Greenidge’s forthcoming novel, LIBERTIE.
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An exclusive look at the cover of Arisa White’s forthcoming collection, WHO’S YOUR DADDY.
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An exclusive look at the cover of the forthcoming novel, AT THE EDGE OF THE HAIGHT.
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An exclusive first look at the cover of the forthcoming collection, FORESHADOW!
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“I work slowly, from sentence to sentence, and attempt to stay attuned to opportunity.”
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Tracy O’Neill discusses her new novel QUOTIENTS.
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Ross Gay discusses the cover of his forthcoming book, BE HOLDING, plus an exclusive first look!
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An exclusive cover reveal + excerpt from Lee Matalone’s debut, HOME MAKING.
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Chia-Chia Lin discusses her debut novel, THE UNPASSING.
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Shira Erlichman discusses creating the cover of her forthcoming debut, ODES TO LITHIUM, plus an exclusive first look!
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T Kira Madden discusses her debut memoir, LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS.
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Keith S. Wilson discusses the cover of his forthcoming debut, FIELDNOTES ON ORDINARY LOVE, plus an exclusive first look!
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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel,
Marlena, the writers and books that influenced it, tackling addiction with compassion, and the magic of teenage girls. ...more
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Poet Claudia Cortese talks about her new book
Wasp Queen and Lucy, the rebellious 90s teen whose voice inspired the collection. ...more
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Essayist Marie Myung-Ok Lee’s obsession with author photos leads to authorial reflections on gender, representation, and what writers owe the public in “Occupy Author Photo: On Elena Ferrante, Privacy, and Women Writers” at The Millions. Starting with her own experiences and branching out to Mary Oliver, Sarah Howe, and eventually Elena Ferrante, she calls for […]
David Rivard discusses his new collection
Standoff, writing as both a public and private act, the interiority of reading, and Pokémon GO. ...more
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For Lit Hub, book designer Jennifer Heuer reflects on sexism in publishing and analyzes “chick-lit” book covers that rely on gender stereotypes to target female readers: The bigger discussion is the genre itself: light-weight novels aimed at a female audience is a symptom of sexism in publishing. Whether high or lowbrow, the marketing of many […]
The day the manuscript became Driving without a License was the day I said “yes” to the truth of my own life and coming-of-age experience as an undocumented immigrant. ...more
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Publishers know that most book buyers can’t adhere to the age old adage to never judge a book by its cover. The result has been an uptick in yellow book covers as book sales move online. Yellow is an eye-catching color, especially on screens, explaining memorable covers like Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings.