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Posts Tagged: female friendship

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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Concubines and Expat Husbands: Catching Up with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discusses her new novel, Sarong Party Girls, concubine culture, and the freedom of writing fiction after a career in journalism.

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Learning to Live Alone through the Legacy of Mary Tyler Moore

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Characters like Mary and Rhoda hadn’t been turned into stereotypes of single women in their thirties or career women or divorcees. They couldn’t be: they were the first.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, rising voice Emma Horwitz writes about teenage girls looking for some under-the-pants action (if you know what I mean (I’m talking about fingering)) at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Horwitz’s story, appropriately titled “Fingering,” is a welcome and refreshing addition to the small range of narratives that show teenage girls as the single-minded, sex-mad creatures […]

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