Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: adam morris, Adrienne Herr, Alexa Segura, Alexander Chee, Allison Markin Powell, Allison Yarrow, Anand Giridharadas, Andrea Lang Chu, Anne Waldman, Anum Sattar, Aspen Matis, Beatriz Bracher, Bentley Anderson, Blair Hurley, Blas Falconer, Bonnie Chau, Cameron Lawrence, Carly Dashiell, Cassidy McCants, Catherine Barnett, Charlotte Shane, Chelsea Hodson, Cheryl Pearl Sucher, Christine H. Lee, Cynthia Cruz, Cyrée Jarrelle Johnson, Dana Frayne, Darin Strauss, David Grann, Denise Jarrott, Dennis Norris II, Devin Brahja Waldman, Devon Walker-Figueroa, Donna Masini, E. James Ford, eileen myles, Elizabeth Schambelan, Emma Straub, Eric Becker, Eric Sasson, Erin Taylor, Glendaliz Camacho, Hannah Rego, Heather Cleary, Heather Lee Rogers, Hector Abad, Ivelisse Rodriguez, JC Hopkins, Jennifer Baker, Jennifer Franklin, Jeremiah Moss, Jeremy Tiang, Jessica Bruder, John Freeman, Joy Baglio, Judy Batalion, Kenan Trebincevic, Kerri Arsenault, Krian Bath, Lang Leav, Lexie Bean, Lisa Marie Basile, Lydia Kiesling, Lydia Polgreen, Maria Andreu, Meera Nair, memoir monday, Michael Greenberg, Michael Miller, Michaela Morton, Michelle Whittaker, Monica Ferrell, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Nancy Agabian, Nathan Goodroe, New York City, Nicola Kraus, Nkosi Nkululeko, notable new york, Notable New York City, Notable NYC, patrick dewitt, phillip lopate, Pierre Joris, Raquel Salas River, Rax King, Rebecca Serle, Robert Kaplan, Robert Rorke, Sampson Starkweather, Sandra Simonds, Sandra Smith, sarah weinman, Sebastian J. Plata, Seth Kugel, Sharissa Tracey, Susan Shapiro, tara isabella burton, Terrance Hayes, Tess Lewis, Tina Cane, Tom Thompson, Trace Howard Depass, Tracy O'Neill, Uche Nduka, Vinson Cunningham, W. Paul Coates, Walter Mosley, Wren Hanks, Yahdon Israel, Zoe Brezsny
A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.
Tags: 2017, Abandon Me, Achy Obejas, Ada Calhoun, Adventures in Form and Content, Albert Goldbarth, Animals Strike Curious Poses, Ars Botanica, Ayobami Adebayo, Bill Knott, Brittany Perham, Chanelle Benz, Chen Chen, Danzy Senna, David Grann, Dear Cyborgs, Donna M. Lucey, Double Portrait, Elena Passarello, Elif Batuman, Eugene Lim, Exit West, Florence in Ecstasy, Gabe Habash, Gypsy Moth Summer, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, I Am Flying into Myself, Jenny Zhang, Jessie Chaffee, Julia Fierro, Julie Buntin, Karolina Ramqvist, Killers of the Flower Moon, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Marlena, Melissa Febos, Mohsin Hamid, Morgan Parker, New People, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Rajiv Mohabir, reading list, reading recommendations, Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Sargent's Women, Sour Heart, Stay with Me, Stephen Florida, The Cowherd's Son, The Idiot, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, The Tower of the Antilles, The White City, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tim Taranto, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, What to Read When, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
David Grann’s new book
Killers of the Flower Moon explores the 1920s murders of the Osage tribe, the making of the FBI, and is a reminder of the all too recent history of betrayals that comprise America’s dark heart. ...more
Tags: Andrew Jackson, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, David Grann, Dennis McAuliffe, Donald Trump, Flowers of the kIller Moon, genocide, Hoover, Indigenous, J. Edgar Hoover, journalism, kansas, Louis F. Burns, lyz lenz, Missouri, Mollie Burkhart, Native American, new yorker, North Dakota, obama, oil, oklahoma, Osage County, Osage Nation, Reign of Terror, research, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, tennessee, The Deaths of Sybil Bolton: An American History, Trump
Monday 4/17: Prince it up: Jim Walsh will discuss his book Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ‘90s, and share memories of Prince and Paisley Park. Chanhassen Library, 6:30 p.m., free. “Deep Heart’s Core: Poetry & Mystery.” Come witness a conversation between poets Katie Donovan and James Lenfestey. Merriam Park Library, 7 p.m., free.
Tags: Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, Alayne Hopkins, Angela Schwesnedl, Ayana Mathis, Bao Phi, David Grann, Dudley Riggs, Elizabeth Meyers, Elizabeth Meyers rumpus, Gretchen Marquette, James Lenfestey, Jaylani Hussein, Jim Walsh, Katie Donovan, Linda LeGarde Grover, Lorna Landvik, Lyle Daggett, Mary Ann Grossman, Matt Kelliher, Michael Torres, Morgan Grayce Willow, Nora Murphy, Notable Twin Cities, R.T. Rybak, Richard Broderick, Rowan Glaser, Stefanie Chambers, Tim Nolan, Wang Ping
As we wait for the total collapse of this leaning tower of garbage, a few books to prepare ourselves for what comes next.
Tags: Bill Clinton, David Grann, Douglas Adams, Gene Lyons, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Joe Conason, Killers of the Flower Moon, Monica Lewinsky, nicholson baker, Teapot Dome, The Hunting of a President, The Pubic Burning, vox, Warren G. Harding, What to Read When
Man, Rumpus Books has been busy. This week, we published quite a number of must-read reviews, excerpts, interviews, and even a reprint, all conveniently rounded up for you below the fold.
Tags: Alta Ifland, An Oral History of Love, David Grann, Debbie Nathan, Elegy for a Fabulous World, Forrest Gander, Nick Lantz, Nick McDonell, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, Steve Almond, tao lin, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, The End of Major Combat Operations, The Eyes of Texas are Upon You, We Don't Know We Don't Know, you are a little bit happier than i am
David Grann compiles a decade of investigative profiles from The New Yorker and elsewhere in a compelling study of the dark side.
Years ago, when I was an archaeologist, I learned my favorite concept in the broader field of anthropology, or any field for that matter: “imperialist nostalgia.” It’s the yearning we feel for something we ourselves have conquered or destroyed, a term as obviously applicable to affairs of the heart as it is to the study […]