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Posts Tagged: coming of age

The Tragedy of Hope: Talking with Willa C. Richards

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Willa C. Richards discusses her debut novel, THE COMFORT OF MONSTERS.

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At the Intersections of Identity: Talking with Dani Putney

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Dani Putney discusses their debut poetry collection, SALAMAT SA INTERSECTIONALITY.

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How Beautiful and Rough: A Conversation with Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sheila Squillante

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“I felt like I wanted to do it and not explain it.”

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When Ideals Meet Reality: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow

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You want to live by your ideals, but it’s hard to make them align with reality.

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Dark and Light at the Same Time: A Conversation with Fariha Róisín

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Fariha Róisín discusses her debut novel, LIKE A BIRD.

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A Different Kind of Butterfly Effect: Frances Cha’s If I Had Your Face

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[Y]ou can’t grow up in a cultural milieu and be immune to what it loves.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sarah M. Sala

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“A poem is like a vision test—its vision is either clear or it’s not.”

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Loving Something That May Destroy Us: A Conversation with Angie Cruz

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Angie Cruz discusses her newest novel, DOMINICANA.

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Completely Embodied: Talking with K-Ming Chang

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K-Ming Chang discusses her debut novel, BESTIARY.

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Too Earnest for Twitter: A Conversation with Cameron Esposito

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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #220: Jennifer Steil

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“Ultimately art is about making sense of our brief lives on earth.”

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Alive and Slippery: Talking with Megan Giddings

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Megan Giddings discusses her debut novel, LAKEWOOD.

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Turning the Tide: A Conversation with Tope Folarin

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Tope Folarin discusses his debut novel, A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN.

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Friction Wherever You Go: A Conversation with Kate Wisel

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Kate Wisel discusses her debut story collection, DRIVING IN CARS WITH HOMELESS MEN.

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The Desire to Be: Talking with Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen

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Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen discuss their recent work.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #166: T Kira Madden

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“I want to always fight for art, not against it.”

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What to Read When You’re Coming of [Old] Age

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Governor Madeleine Kunin shares a list of books to celebrate her new memoir, COMING OF AGE.

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Our Beautiful Fragility: A Conversation with Lisa Locascio

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Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel, OPEN ME.

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Young People Are Our Hope: Talking with Lilliam Rivera

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Lilliam Rivera discusses her debut novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez, world-building, and her desire to see bookshelves filled with stories by people of color.

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Call and Response: A Conversation with Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti discusses how The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley came into being, the formation of its characters, and how twelve scars and the celestial heavens help give this book structure and heft.

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Writing the Truth: A Conversation with David Hicks

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David Hicks discusses his debut novel, White Plains, how much truth resides in a work of fiction, and becoming a full-time fiction writer.

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