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Posts Tagged: book design

Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sayantani Dasgupta

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“I wanted to write a story that doesn’t shy away from the problems but one that’s also hopeful.”

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Flight Risk

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An exclusive look at the cover of Joy Castro’s forthcoming novel, FLIGHT RISK.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for The Archer

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An exclusive look at the cover of Shruti Swamy’s forthcoming debut novel, THE ARCHER.

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The Worlds We Inhabit: Home: New Arabic Poems

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These writers expand the meaning of the word home by virtue of their lives and their writing.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sumita Chakraborty

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Sumita Chakraborty discusses her debut collection, ARROW.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Who’s Your Daddy

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An exclusive look at the cover of Arisa White’s forthcoming collection, WHO’S YOUR DADDY.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Foreshadow

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An exclusive first look at the cover of the forthcoming collection, FORESHADOW!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #222: Kathryn Scanlan

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“I work slowly, from sentence to sentence, and attempt to stay attuned to opportunity.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tracy O’Neill

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Tracy O’Neill discusses her new novel QUOTIENTS.

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Both Scholarly and Poetic: A Conversation with Xandria Phillips

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Xandria Phillips discusses their debut full-length collection, HULL.

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A Space for Magnanimity: Talking with E. J. Koh

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E. J. Koh discusses her debut memoir, THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with t’ai freedom ford

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t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Cover Reveal for Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jesse Ball

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Jesse Ball discusses his new novel, Census, the inherent sinister nature of institutions, and creating imaginary authors.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

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Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton on their new book Knives & Ink, cooking with pigs’ heads, and long-distance collaboration.

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Book Covers: A Symptom of Sexism

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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 […]

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The Rumpus Interview With Brenda Miller

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Author Brenda Miller discusses the lyric essay, her “poet self” who always bleeds through, and what she’s writing about next.

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Books as Beautiful Objects

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Perhaps some buyers do judge books by their covers. A designer has been turning classic literature into beautiful objects. Coralie Bickford-Smith, a London-based book jacket designer for Penguin, convinced the publisher to begin a line of books with traditional cloth covers and stunning jacket designs, turning the book into a object of aesthetic desire as […]

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