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Posts Tagged: coming of age

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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Ten Minutes of Motherhood: A Conversation with Ariel Levy

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Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief.

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Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for.

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The Rumpus Interview with Saleem Haddad

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Saleem Haddad discusses his debut novel Guapa, the Orlando shootings, the importance of queer spaces, and Arab literature.

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The Rumpus Interview with Stephanie Danler

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Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, Sweetbitter, writing sensually, and the power of an authentic voice.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses the challenge of writing about family members, her greatest joy as a writer, and her literary role models.

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The Rumpus Interview with Annie DeWitt

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Annie DeWitt discusses her debut novel, White Nights in Split Town City, the 90s, and the brutality of nature.

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The Rumpus Interview with Ranbir Singh Sidhu

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Ranbir Singh Sidhu discusses his new novel, Deep Singh Blue, growing up in rural California, and the privileged, problematic world of publishing.

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