Joshua Henkin discusses his new novel, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS.
Tags: Alzheimer's, dementia, desire, faith, family, family dysfunction, fathers and sons, Hemingway, James Salter, Jane Ratcliffe, Jewish, Joshua Henkin, judaism, Light Years, Matrimony, MFA, Morningside Heights, Orthodox Jews, Orthodox Judaism, power dynamics, religion, siblings, Swimming Across the Hudson, teaching, teaching writing, The World Without You
Clifford Thompson discusses his work and art-making.
Tags: activism, anger, Big Man and the Little Men, big novels, biracial, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Clifford Thompson, Comics, COVID, COVID-19, election 2020, essay writing, essays, family, fiction, Hemingway, Joan Didion, Julie Marie Wade, Love for Sale, memoir, novels, painting, pandemic, Racism, Signifying Nothing, stan lee, The Catcher in the Rye, The Sun Also Rises, Twin of Blackness, visual art, What It Is
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.
Tags: American Dirt, American Dream, american politics, Borderline Personality Disorder, canon, Chronicles of Narnia, DACA, dialectical behavior therapy, Donald Trump, DREAMers, East of Eden, Ecuador, Ecuadorian, Emily Dickinson, Emily Stochl, family, harvard, Hemingway, immigrant literature, immigrants, immigration, jamaica kincaid, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio, Latinx, literary canon, little women, louisa may alcott, Marsha Linehan, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, migrants, migration, Politics, Portuguese, Racism, research, salinger, Spanish, Stephen Miller, suicidal ideation, suicide, Sylvia Path, The Fire Next Time, the undocumented americans, trauma, Trump, undocumented, undocumented immigrants, undocumented minors, virginia woolf, white supremacist, white supremacists, White Supremacy, xenophobia
Oksana Zabuzhko discusses her story collection, YOUR AD COULD GO HERE.
Tags: albert camus, Bluebeard, Cees Nooteboom, Cold War, death, Eastern European, female friendship, female friendships, Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex, generational trauma, Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, historical trauma, Ingeborg Bachmann, intergenerational trauma, Iryna Wilde, J. M. Coetzee, Julio Cortazar, kgb, Khrushchev, Lesya Ukrainka, Marcel Proust, Men Without Women, Milan Kundera, Miljenko Jergovic, Oksana Zabuzhko, Olga Tokarczuk, Orange Revolution, political fiction, Politics, Purge, Robert Musil, Rosanna Warren, Rostyslav Luzhetsky, shame, short fiction, short stories, sisterhood, sisters, Sofi Oksanen, Soviet Union, Srda Sings in the Twilight at Pentecost, stalin, Stockholm syndrome, story collection, The Museum of Abandoned Secrets, translation, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Vassily Grossman, Your Ad Could Go Here
Elizabeth Geoghegan discusses her debut story collection, EIGHTBALL.
Tags: caroline gordon, debut colllection, eightball, Elizabeth Geoghegan, Flannery O'Connor, Hemingway, henry james, Jahan Khajavi, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, loss, Lucia Berlin, Marguerite Duras, Mrs. Dalloway, Music, Paul Bowles, photographer, photography, privilege, Rome, Sex, sexuality, short fiction, short stories, story collection, The Garden of Eden, The Lover, The Sheltering Sky, Trastevere, travel, virginia woolf
“I think the material itself should be calling the shots.”
Tags: a farewell to arms, Afghanistan, Canaan’s Tongue, Godsend, Hemingway, john walker lindh, John Wray, Kevin Zambrano, Lowboy, Pakistan, Rachel Cusk, Shirley Hazzard, The Lost Time Accidents, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, William Maxwell, William S. Burroughs
Sheila Heti discusses her new novel, MOTHERHOOD!
Tags: A Moveable Feast, Bettina Goering, Chanoch Zeevi, childbirth, family, gender roles, Hemingway, Henry Holt, Hitler’s Children, Holocaust, How Should A Person Be?, motherhood, mothers, pregnancy, Rachel Zucker, sarah manguso, sexism, Sheila Heti, Svea Vikander, The Middle Stories, Toronto, Trampoline Hall, Women in Clothes
“[T]here was something really empowering about being honest and open about this part of myself. Somehow, writing helped lessen the shame.”
Tags: A Moveable Feast, addiction, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cheryl Strayed, Erica Garza, friendship, Gayle Brandeis, gender norms, gender roles, Getting Off, Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction, Hemingway, Intimacy, Jaime Herndon, Junot Diaz, Lidia Yuknavitch, lydia davis, masturbation, Mean, memoir, Monogamy, motherhood, myriam gurba, porn, relationships, Sex, sex addict, sex addiction, sexuality, shame, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Hoffman Process, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, This Is How You Lose Her, Unfinished Business, Varieties of Disturbance, Wild
So much can be learned from the writing habits of successful writers, but what can we learn from the ones who aren’t doing quite as well? ...more
Tags: cursive, Funny Women, Hemingway, Hulu, humor, humor writing, Julie Vick, procrastination, the writing life, Tiny House Hunters, William Carlos Williams, writing habits, writing process
There is no pretention here toward lasting fulfillment, but there are quiet dinners of lentils and rice.
Tags: A Life of Adventure and Delight, A Rumpus Interview, akhil sharma, An Obedient Father, family life, Hemingway, India, Indian-American writers, Melissa Wiley, monsoon, sexism, short fiction, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, trauma
If you’re judging your characters, you’re not doing it right. I’ll always be grateful to [Denis] Johnson for teaching me that. ...more
Tags: addiction, Bloomsday, college, David Copperfield, Denis Johnson, dropout, Fuckhead, graduate school, Hemingway, Heroin, high school, infinite jest, Jack Hotel, jail, jesus son, Justin Carroll-Allan, Nick Adams, overdose, Pride and Prejudice, Raymond Carver, reading, Richard Ford, robbery, sober, sobriety, The Killers, theft, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
I am fixated by this detail of the bread and beans because it strikes me that Coetzee’s prose might itself be described as “bread and beans” writing: short, declarative sentences, with a fairly simple vocabulary. ...more
Mila Jaroniec talks about her debut novel
Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover,” writing autofiction, the surprising similarity between selling sex toys and selling books, and the impact of having a baby on editing. ...more
Tags: addicts, airports, Akron, alcohol, alcoholic, anxiety, autobiographical fiction, autofiction, big sur, birth, control, craft, crapalachia, creative writing workshop, dark humor, day job, drinking, drug use, drugs, drunk, Eastern Europe, Ecstasy, ezra pound, Ginsberg, Hemingway, Hopscotch, humor, imagism, interview, James Wood, Julio Cortazar, ken kesey, kerouac, knausgaard, La Maga, Luke Wiget, MFA, mfa writing, Michelle Tea, mila jaroniec, motherhood, my struggle, mysticism, Nashville, New York City, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, parenting, plastic vodka bottle sleepover, poland, postpartum depression, ppd, pregnancy, Scott McClanahan, Sex, sex shop, sober, sobriety, Split Lip, Swing Time, The Nearest Thing to Life, The New School, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, Truman Capote, Valencia, workshop, zadie smith
Robert Glancy discusses his sophomore novel,
Please Do Not Disturb, growing up under a dictatorship, borrowing and stealing from reality, and his love of proverbs. ...more
Tags: Banda, Bwalo, Ceausescu, censorship, Chichewa, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe, colonialism, creative nonfiction, dictatorship, Donald Trump, edinburgh, election 2016, genre, Hemingway, Hillary Clinton, history, humor, Ireland, Jon Ronson, malawi, Margaret Atwood, margaret thatcher, martin amis, Max Gray, Mobutu, New Zealand, norman mailer, novel, Nyasaland, Paul Theroux, please do not disturb, Politics, proverbs, research, robert glancy, Rumble in the Jungle, satire, Scotland, Terms & Conditions, terror, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, Trump, When We Were Kings, writing, Zaire, zambia
For a moment, seeing the small figures walking before the elk makes me think that white people know the Great Elk too. ...more
Tags: alligators, antlers, Bass Pro, Bass Pro Shop, Buffalo, Cahokia, Charles Wah hre she, Colorado Springs, Columbia River, deer, Dhegiha Sioux, elk, Frances LaFlesche, Garrick Bailey, Gearhart, guns, Hemingway, hunting, indigenous peoples, memory, Missouri, Native Americans, Nothing Ever Dies, NRA, oklahoma, Oregon, Osage, Osage Nation Historical Preservation Department, Ozarks, Pawhuska, rifles, Ruby Hansen Murray, Shunkamolah, Sioux, Springfield, St. Louis, sweet tea, The End of the Trail, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Vietnam War
D. Foy discusses his latest novel,
Patricide, the evolution of “gutter opera,” his writing process, free will, and memes. ...more
Tags: Anthony de Mello, Books, chuck wendig, D. Foy, doubt, elena ferrante, fathers, fiction, Flannery O'Connor, george saunders, Georges Simenon, gutter opera, Hemingway, Joan Didion, john cheever, jonathan franzen, Joshua Mohr, Kurt Vonnegut, Made to Break, memes, memory, narrative consciousness, novels, patriarchy, patricide, revision, Richard Dawkins, Sirens, Stephen King, T. C. Boyle, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, the rumpus interview with d foy, writing, writing process
That’s what the Lonely Voice has always been to me. It was a privilege to be allowed to have a private conversation with myself in public. ...more
Tags: andre dubus, Anton Chekhov, bartleby, Borges, Chekhov, Eudora Welty, Frank O’Connor, gogol, grace paley, Hemingway, J. F. Powers, Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Mary Lavin, Maupassant, Mavis Gallant, Melville, Nikolai Gogol, peter orner, short fiction, short stories, short story, the lonely voice, The Overcoat, Turgenev
It isn’t much of a contest to say that Julie Coyne is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met. And I am here—in Xela—in part because I could use a little inspiration. ...more
Tags: affair, Antigua, Avignon, breast cancer, cancer, CIA, death, divorce, education, France, Gina Frangello, grief, Guatemala, Hemingway, Hope and Education, inequality, infidelity, James Salter, Julie Coyne, Light Years, literacy, love, marriage, Politics, Quetzaltenago, vacation, villain, where the wild things are, Xela
It’s no surprise that a lot of us are sports junkies. Over at AnOther, Kate Little gives us the lowdown on Picasso, Hemingway, and Frank Stella and their favorite sporting pastimes.
As part of the Hemingway Days festival on Key West each year, the Hemingway Look-Alike Society hosts the Hemingway Look-Alike contest. This year, and for the first time ever, someone with the last name Hemingway took home the honor and the giant medal that goes with it: Dave Hemingway of Macon, North Carolina and who is […]
While most know Hemingway to be a favorite of stereotypical “macho” literature buffs, what with the author’s tendencies for vicious criticism and outright brawling, not many know just how vulnerable he was starting out as a complete nobody in the world of letters. Hemingway owes a debt to the good fortune he had to meet the […]
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is a recently released film from director Bob Yari following the maybe-true misadventures of the late Hemingway and his years in Cuba, where he lived, drank, and complained after winning the Nobel Prize for fiction. A young author travels to Havana to learn from his literary idol and a tortured bro-mance […]
The art of storytelling is largely about choosing what is to be conveyed and—most importantly—what is to be left out. For FSG’s “Works in Progress,” Guillermo Erades, author of the just-released Back to Moscow, writes about the persistently bedeviling give-and-take of fiction of nonfiction. By comparing Hemingway’s bookend works, The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast, […]
Miroslav Penkov discusses his debut novel,
Stork Mountain, Balkan history, and the difficulties and rewards of being a bilingual writer. ...more
Tags: a farewell to arms, alchemy, american, ancient rituals, Balkan history, bilingual writing, books in translation, bulgaria, Bulgarian, Christine Pivovar, Dionysus, East of the West, Eastern Europe, Europe, fiction, fire dancing, Freedom and Death, Greece, Hemingway, Interviews, Ivo Andrić, language, Macedonia, Mary Helen Stefaniak, metaphor, MFA, Miroslav Penkov, muslim, Nikos Kazantzakis, novels, Persephone, psychedelics, religion, Stork Mountain, Téa Obreht, Texas, The American Literary Review, The Bridge on the Drina, The Tiger's Wife, The Turk and My Mother, Thracian tribes, translating, translation, Turkey, University of Arkansas, University of North Texas, writing, Zeus, Zorba the Greek
Kristopher Jansma discusses his second novel,
Why We Came to the City, facing adulthood in his thirties, and working through grief and loss in writing. ...more
Tags: adulthood, Anna Karenina, Big Chill, cancer, Corey Atad, death, emotionalism, grief, Hemingway, illness, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristopher Jansma, loss, love story, manic pixie dream girl, metafiction, Moonlight Mile, new york, New York City, NYC, postmodernism, sentimental, sentimentality, siblings, sisters, SUNY New Paltz College, The Fault in Our Stars, The Iliad, The Murphys’ Odyssey, the odyssey, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Why We Came to the City, Zooey Deschanel
Anne Roiphe on respecting writers’ freedom to express the truth of their experiences, while also respecting their subjects’ prerogative to shun them for it.
Tags: 1185 Park Avenue, abortion, Anne Roiphe, autobiography, Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me, Digging Out, disowned, emily carter, family, family secret, Fitzgerald, freedom, Glory Goes and Gets Some, Hemingway, Jewish, Katie Roiphe, lashon hara, Marco Roth, memoir, n+1, patriarchy, permission, Sari Botton, the new york times, The Scientists: A Family Romance, trauma, trauma writing, triptych
Ernest Hemingway lived outside of Havana, Cuba for almost twenty years, and his former house there is a national museum. However, time (and the Caribbean humidity) have damaged many of the writer’s books and papers. Now, a Boston-based foundation is helping to conserve Papa’s property, with help from none other than former TV host Bob Vila. […]
Jane Ciabattari, Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle, and Grant Faulkner, NaNoWriMo director and
100 Word Story co-founder, talk flash fiction. ...more
Tags: 100 Word Story, BBC culture, brevity, collage, Department of Speculation, digital revolution, Dinty Moore, Evan Connell, Fissures, flash fiction, Grant Faulkner, Hemingway, hemmingway, iceberg dictum, J. Robert Lennon, James Thomas, Jane Ciabattari, Jenny Offill, joyce carol oates, Luis Jaramillo, Meg Pokrass, Mr. Bridge, Mrs. Bridge, NaNoWriMo, Nathalie Sarraute, National Book Critics Circle, National Novel Writing Month, Paul Corman-Roberts, paul strohm, Robert Olen Butler, Sportin' Jack, The Doctor's Wife, [The Flash Fiction Collective]
One could sense this passion in all of us. It seemed to fill the classroom as if it were part of the oxygen. ...more
Tags: American Vanguard 1950, creative writing workshop, Don M. Wolfe, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frank O'Hara, Harold Applebaum, Hemingway, John Burress, Little Mule, Macbeth, Mario Puzo, mentors, New York Echoes, NYU, Shakespeare, teaching writing, The Godfather, The Missouri Traveler, The New School, Thomas WOlfe, Warren Adler, Which Grain Will Grow, william styron
Paul Griner talks about his newest novel,
Second Life, his just-released story collection Hurry Please I Want to Know, putting real life into fiction, and whether creative writing can be taught. ...more
Tags: Alistair Cooke, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, flaubert, Frank O’Connor, Hemingway, Hurry Please I Want to Know, isaac babel, Jane Austen, Jean Rhys, Jeanette Winterson, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Julie Marie Wade, Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Porter, Lydia Fagundes Telles, Machado De Assis, magical realism, Masterpiece Theater, Paul Griner, richard wright, second life, surrealism, teaching, teaching writing, tobias wolff, tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Trollope, Turgenev