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Posts Tagged: female friendship

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 Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Forsyth Harmon

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“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”

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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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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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Flesh and Blood: A Conversation with Oksana Zabuzhko

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Oksana Zabuzhko discusses her story collection, YOUR AD COULD GO HERE.

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We Will Not Be Contained: Pretty Bitches and Too Much

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There will always be another word used against us.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Clockwork

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Turn the corner, let the darkness swallow you, and you’re in the stacks.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: The Christmas Party

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I laugh. My laugh, this thing that sounds better on somebody else.

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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 Rumpus Book Club Chat with Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton

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Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton discusses SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Eva Hagberg Fisher

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Eva Hagberg Fisher discusses her debut memoir, HOW TO BE LOVED.

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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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Smart Girls, Weird Magic: Talking with Kendra Fortmeyer

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Kendra Fortmeyer discusses her first novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #141: Tara Isabella Burton

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“I want to make a case for the serious, literary legitimacy of the female experience of self-construction.”

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Fandom and Family: Talking with Ted Scheinman

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Ted Scheinman discusses his deep-dive into Jane Austen superfan culture, Camp Austen, how the Internet has fostered fandom culture, and whether being an editor helps his writing.

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Playing Whack-a-Mole: Talking with Leslie Pietrzyk

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Leslie Pietrzyk discusses her new novel, Silver Girl, writing a nonlinear narrative, and depicting female friendships in new ways.

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“The Book I Said I Would Never Write”: Talking with Karolina Ramqvist

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Karolina Ramqvist discusses The White City, her first novel to be translated to English, and the idea of a writer’s persona out in the world versus a just being a writer, writing.

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Saying What Shouldn’t Be Said: A Conversation with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, a short story in the new issue of Cosmonauts Avenue turns the flashlight onto a slumber party, and not the fantasy pillow-fight and popcorn kind, but the more true-to-life kind, complete with paranormal library books, urban legends, sneaking out, and scaring the crap out of each other. “Bunny Man” by Simone Person tells […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, the writers and books that influenced it, tackling addiction with compassion, and the magic of teenage girls.

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