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Posts Tagged: Fiction Advocate

Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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What to Read When You’re Trying to Hold Your Selves Together

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Irena Yamboliev shares a reading list to celebrate LOOKING WAS NOT ENOUGH.

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Transformations: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut story collection, PRETEND WE LIVE HERE.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Three Excerpts from AFTERWORDS

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Three exclusive excerpts from …AFTERWORDS, a new series of distinctive commentaries on great works of contemporary literature from our friends at Fiction Advocate!

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Faith, Gods, and Gay Sex: A Conversation with Matthew Gallaway

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Matthew Gallaway discusses his second novel, #gods, moving from a big publishing house to an indie press, and why it was important to him to depict gay sex in writing.

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Maggie Nelson’s Natural

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Reading Maggie Nelson can be like banging your head against the wall of categories—or being miraculously freed from them. At Fiction Advocate, Colter Ruland elicits an explanation of hybridity from Nelson: I just do what’s natural, I’m not thinking, “this is high,” “this is low,” “let’s combine them.” Often I don’t know that something wasn’t […]

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Strange Things Have Happened Here

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People of the Bay Area! Come to 826 Valencia on Sunday night at 6 p.m. for a good old-fashioned Rumpus shindig, featuring writers from the USA, Russia, and Iran. Details are here. With free drinks! Also, it is entirely possible that I will be sitting at a table in the back with a typewriter, offering […]

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