Suleika Jaouad shares a reading list to celebrate BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS.
Tags: Ann Patchett, audre lorde, Between Two Kingdoms, Esmé Weijun Wang, Exit West, Heart Berries, Jesmyn Ward, John Green, Letters to a Young Poet, Lidia Yuknavitch, marie howe, Mohsin Hamid, Rainer Maria Rilke, Salvage The Bones, Suleika Jaouad, Terese Mailhot, Terese Marie Mailhot, The Cancer Journals, The Chronology of Water, The Collected Schizophrenias, The Fault in Our Stars, Truth & Beauty, Truth and Beauty, What the Living Do, What to Read When
Joyce Hinnefeld discusses her new story collection, THE BEAUTY OF THEIR YOUTH.
Tags: Alix Ohlin, campus novel, Carson McCullers, college, digital age, displacement, Everglades, Exit West, Facebook, Hanover College, imperialism, In Hovering Flight, Internet, Joe Chaney, Joyce Hinnefeld, MAGA, Middle Age, Midwest, migration, Mohsin Hamid, nostalgia, nostalgic, short fiction, short stories, Social Media, story collection, Stranger Here Below, Svetlana Boym, Tell Me Everything and Other Stories, The Beauty of Their Youth, The Member of the Wedding, Trump, Wolfson Press
Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.
Tags: alopecia universalis, Breastfeeding, Dept. of Speculation, doppelganger, Exit West, Fever Dream, Frances Yackel, Frankenstein, genre, Helen Phillips, horror, identity, Italo Calvino, Jenny Offill, kafka, Karen Russell, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley, Mohsin Hamid, motherhood, nursing, on monsters, Orange World, Renata Adler, Rett syndrome, Samantha Schweblin, science fiction, Some Possible Solutions, speculative fiction, Speedboat, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, The Handmaid's Tale, The Need, Thriller, Ursula K. Le Guin
Judith Krummeck shares a reading list to celebrate her new book, OLD NEW WORLDS.
Tags: A.S. Byatt, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere, Americanah, Andre Aciman, Angle of Repose, Barbara Kingsolver, Between the World and Me, Born a Crime, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edmund de Waal, Every Day Is for the Thief, Everything Is Illuminated, Exit West, H is for Hawk, helen macdonald, Homegoing, Jonathan Safran Foer, Judith Krummeck, Michael Chabon, Mohsin Hamid, Moonglow, Ordinary Light, possession, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Teju Cole, The Hare with Amber Eyes, Tracy K Smith, Trevor Noah, Unsheltered, Wallace Stegner, What to Read When, Yaa Gyasi
We congratulate all of the NBCC finalists, and are especially pleased to have celebrated and featured the work of many of these writers on The Rumpus!
Tags: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, Adam Rutherford, Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery, Alice McDermott, Ana Ristović, Arundhati Roy, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, Bunk, Camille Dungy, Carina Chocano, Caroline Fraser, Directions for Use, Earthling, Edmund Gordon, edwidge danticat, Exit West, Fourth Person Singular, Frances FitzGerald, Frank Ormsby, Gorbachev: His Life and Times, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Gulf: The Making of An American Sea, Henry Marsh, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, Howard Markel, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Improvement, Jack Davis, James Longenbach, Jesmyn Ward, Joan Silber, Kapka Kassabova, Kenneth Whyte, Kevin Young, Layli Long Soldier, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, masha gessen, Mohsin Hamid, National Book Critics Circle, NBCC Awards, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, Nuar Alsadir, Prairie Fires: American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roxane Gay, Sing, Tell Me How It Ends, The Art of Death, The Best We Could Do, The Darkness of Snow, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, The Girl From the Metropol Hotel, The Invention of Angela Carter, The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Ninth Hour, Thi Bui, Unburied, Valeria Luiselli, Whereas, William Taubman, Xioulu Guo, You Play the Girl
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
Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel,
Exit West, hope in fiction as a form of resistance, the necessity of learning to accept social change, and how much America and Pakistan have come to resemble each other. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Aleksandar Hemon, America, Bosnian War, Brexit, Civil War, Donald Trump, Exit West, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, immigration, Indigenous, ISIS, Lahore, Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke, Native American, Pakistan, Politics, populism, refugee crisis, refugees, resistance, screenplays, slavery, surveillance state, syria, Syrian refugees, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, tochi onyebuchi
Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it’s hard-wrought. ...more
Tags: A Moveable Feast, Bluets, Call Me by My Other Name, Chris Adrian, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Death with Interruptions, Donald Trump, Ernest Hemingway, Eula Biss, Exit West, george saunders, Gob's Grief, Jose Saramago, Maggie Nelson, Mohsin Hamid, Neil Gorsuch, Nuclear Option, poetry, Rachel Kushner, reading list, reading recommendations, Supreme Court, syria, the balloonists, The Flamethrowers, Valerie Wetlaufer, What to Read When