Cynthia Newberry Martin interviews her mentor, Pam Houston.
Tags: A Little More about Me, American exceptionalism, Carson McCullers, Contents May Have Shifted, coronavirus, COVID-19, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Cynthia Newberry Martin, Deep Creek, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, Ellen Gilchrist, Fine Arts Work Center, global crisis, Karen Nelson, marriage, May Sarton, Mentor Series, minimalism, Pam Houston, pandemic, Provincetown, Sight Hound, The HEart is a lonely hunter, Tidal Flats, Waltzing the Cat, willa cather, Writing By Writers
“Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.” A provocation. An invitation. ...more
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Joyce Hinnefeld discusses her new story collection, THE BEAUTY OF THEIR YOUTH.
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Jenn Shapland discusses her debut book, MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS.
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Jenn Shapland discusses MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS.
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Find out what The Rumpus Book Club is reading in January!
Sharlene Teo discusses her debut novel, PONTI.
Tags: A Visit from the Goon Squad, adolescence, adultery, Alice Munro, Carson McCullers, Daisy Johnson, debut novel, Divisadero, Everything Under, Film, first book, folktales, Han Kang, Jennifer Egan, jhumpa lahiri, Mandopop, Maria Dahvana Headley, michael ondaatje, Music, Ponti, Pontianak, pop music, Roberto Rodriguez, Russell Lee, Sharlene Teo, shoegaze, Singapore, superstition, teenagers, The HEart is a lonely hunter, The Mere Wife, The Vegetarian, The Waves, Too Much Happiness, True Singapore Ghost Stories, Unaccustomed Earth, virginia woolf
In The Queer Syllabus, writers nominate works for a new canon of queer literature.
Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!
Tags: Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Alexandra Kleeman, An Elemental Thing, Anne Sexton, beryl markham, Bluets, Bright Dead Things, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Carolina Ebeid, Carson McCullers, Cathy Linh Che, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Danez Smith, Dangerous Angels, Don't Call Us Dead, edwidge danticat, ee cummings, Elena Passarello, Eliot Weinberger, Emily Dickinson, Eula Biss, Forest Dark, Four-Year-Old-Girl, Francesca Lia Block, Geek Love, Graham Greene, Harryette Mullen, hunger, Jeanette Winterson, jill lepore, Joan Didion, Juliana Spahr, Katherine Dunn, Kaveh Akbar, Ken Liu, Krik? Krak!, Leslie Jamison, Let Me Clear My Throat, Li-Young Lee, Louise Glück, Maggie Nelson, Mary Jo Bang, Meadowlands, Megan Stielstra, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, nicole krauss, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, reading recommendations, Rose, Roxane Gay, Sleeping with the Dictionary, Split, thankful, Thanksgiving, the balloonists, The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, the empathy exams, The HEart is a lonely hunter, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Power and the Glory, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, Weetzie Bat, West with the Night, What to Read When, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses how the political climate affected the writing of her latest novel,
A Book of American Martyrs, how she uses Twitter, and why predictions are a waste of time. ...more
Tags: A Book of American Martyrs, A Rumpus Interview, abortion, Carson McCullers, daniel mendelsohn, Daniel Therriault, Danielle Susi, Donald Trump, George Tiller, Henri Cole, Jeffrey Guterman, joyce carol oates, LGBTQ, Luther Dunphy, michael moore, Nathan Englander, Paul Krugman, Politics, Rachel Maddow, reproductive rights, Social Media, teaching, teaching writing, Thomas Pluck, twitter
Olivia Kate Cerrone discusses her novella
The Hunger Saint and the significance of historical fiction. ...more
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Some story collections drop with fireworks and great fanfare, while others make their entrance, it could be said, on tender feet. The latter is the case with the works of Edith Pearlman, who released her fifth story collection, Honeydew, on Tuesday. Laura Van Den Berg had some kind words for the book at the New […]
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Thomas H. McNeely discusses coming of age in the 1970s, Houston’s complicated racial history, and his new novel
Ghost Horse. ...more
Tags: 1984, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Alice Munro, american south, angela pneuman, Carson McCullers, Catcher in the Rye, Charles Baxter, child abuse, coming of age, dean corll, Flannery O'Connor, george saunders, Ghost Horse, Houston, J. D. Salinger, James Joyce, joe campos torres, Latino, Other Voices Other Rooms, privacy, revision, Southern literature, Stephen Burt, Texas, The Member of the Wedding, The Violent Bear it Away, Thomas H. McNeely, Truman Capote
A few links to get you started reading this Saturday morning. (I know it’s nice out, but I took my coffee out to my little backyard and am ignoring my cat’s mournful stares from the window, and encourage you to do so as well.) At the Guardian, Tom Shone takes on the auteur theory — and […]
WRITE YOUR STORY reads the advertising placard for corporate octopus Citibank on display in the Union Square subway station in Manhattan. The campaign’s thrust appears to be this: by spending money, being a consumer, one, in fact, indites a story on the face of the everyday.
On a chilly February afternoon in 1959, Carson McCullers, Marilyn Monroe and Isak Dinesen had lunch. ...more
I’ve recently been in awe of the short stories of Paul Bowles, the American ex-pat novelist, composer, and translator who lived in Morocco and wrote The Sheltering Sky and who was basically Beat before the Beats. Besides maybe Flannery O’Connor and Poe, I can’t think of any other short stories that have so riveted me. […]