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Laughing Through It: Emily Austin’s Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

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Morbid humor exists for a reason: to poke fun at our inevitable ends and lighten its emotional load.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Lindsay Merbaum

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“It was like wandering through my own labyrinth.”

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A Transcendent Wilderness: Andrew J. Graff’s Raft of Stars

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In particular, Graff’s river is numinous. It’s the center of everything.

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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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We Are More: Shattering the Ethnic Monolith Myth in The Gimmicks

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To say the past is in the past ignores the abundant ways it controls their lived experience.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Ray Stoeve

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“You can’t fake knowledge of zip zap zup.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Elizabeth Gonzalez James

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Elizabeth Gonzalez James discusses her debut novel, MONA AT SEA.

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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 Ugly Side of Ambition: A Conversation with Joy Lanzendorfer

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Joy Lanzendorfer discusses her debut novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM.

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The Dangerous Myth of the “Perfect Victim”: A Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage

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Jonathan Parks-Ramage discusses his debut novel, YES, DADDY.

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Hope Past the Page: A Conversation with Matthew Clark Davison

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Matthew Clark Davison discusses his debut novel, DOUBTING THOMAS.

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Not the Only One: A Conversation with Zakiya Dalila Harris

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Zakiya Dalila Harris discusses her debut novel, THE OTHER BLACK GIRL.

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The Desire for a Pain-Free Existence: Talking with Karen Tucker

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Karen Tucker discusses her debut novel, BEWILDERNESS.

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The Seductive Nature of Faith: Talking with Alex McElroy

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Alex McElroy discusses their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS.

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Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

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Anjali Enjeti discusses SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH.

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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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Writing Toward Feeling: Talking with Jean Kyoung Frazier

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Jean Kyoung Frazier discusses her debut novel, PIZZA GIRL.

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Investigative but Intimate: A Conversation with Robert L. Shuster

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Robert L. Shuster discusses his debut novel, TO ZENZI.

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On Collective Trauma and Resilience: Talking with S. Kirk Walsh

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S. Kirk Walsh discusses her debut novel, THE ELEPHANT OF BELFAST.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Maria Cichosz

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“Thinking about blurring those lines got me closer to the truth of the clichés.”

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Everything Is Malleable: Talking with Lauren Oyler

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Lauren Oyler discusses her debut novel, FAKE ACCOUNTS.

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Weird and Grotesque and Disturbing: Talking with Elizabeth Gonzalez James

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Elizabeth Gonzalez James discusses her debut novel, MONA AT SEA.

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