Posts Tagged: laura van den berg

Notable NYC: 9/15–9/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/27–9/2

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable NYC: 8/4–8/10

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It Halfway Through 2018

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”

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Black Friday Sale and Rumpus Holiday Gifts!

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This holiday season, give the gift of The Rumpus! We have plenty of holiday gift options for the well-read optimist or literary child in your life, and we’re kicking things off with a Black Friday sale!

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Next Letter in the Mail: Leigh Stein

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We’re getting ready to send out our 7/1 Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Leigh Stein! Leigh writes to us about digital dualism—are her friendships formed via an online community second class to her “real life” relationships? Subscribe today to find out. SUMMER PROMOTION! For the month of June only, purchase a yearly LITM subscription and you’ll receive an autographed copy […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Laura van den Berg

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We’re getting ready to send out our 6/15 Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Laura van den Berg! Laura writes to us on a train while traveling from New York City to Albany and extolls the virtues of transit and dogs. And, for the month of June only, purchase a yearly LITM subscription and you’ll receive an autographed copy of Laura van […]

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Oyeyemi’s Luminous Universe

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Author Laura van den Berg has glowing words about Helen Oyeyemi’s short story collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. In her New York Times book review, van den Berg writes: “A collection is, by my lights, a chance to build a universe, an overarching ecosystem… Oyeyemi has created a universe that dazzles and […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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What do you get when you combine a missing sister, an attic door that won’t close, a biohazard cleaning team, and a cameo from two blind tabby cats named Dr. No and Mr. Goldfinger? A new Laura van den Berg story, “Aftermath.” Originally published in the most recent print-only issue of Conjunctions, you can read […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Imagine a world in the late 21st century: countries are underwater from the rising oceans, Europeans have become refugees, and a mathematical formula has been discovered that explains the entire universe, the applications of which include human flight (sans airplane) and the ability to remove pain and grief. That’s the world Lesley Nneka Arimah has […]

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Notable NYC: 3/7–3/13

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Saturday 3/7: Cynthia Daignault and Joseph Mosconi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free. Sunday 3/8: Ashley C. Ford, Daniel Jose Older, and Cynthia Cruz launch a new discussion series, The Hustle, that examines how writers work. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free. Elissa Schappell and Lynne Tillman celebrate International Women’s Day. Over the […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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To help us cope with the passing of Leonard Nimoy, Melville House shared audio recordings of the baritone-voiced Vulcan reading excerpts from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. The find is definitely worth a listen, and in this newly revived age of plans for Mars missions, the excerpts of this creative duo […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Laura van den Berg

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Author Laura van den Berg talks to the Rumpus about why she thinks America is obsessed with dystopias, the intersection of surrealism and realism in her work, and choosing an ambiguous ending for her new novel, Find Me.

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What’s Your Story?

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Laura van den Berg talks with Salon about writing her first novel, Find Me, and the connection between memory and storytelling: I think memory and storytelling rise from a similar impulse. Part of the drive behind the shaping and recalling of memories is a desire to self-narrate: We need our story, our history, our trajectory […]

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Notable NYC: 2/14–2/20

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Saturday 2/14: Aziza Barnes, Sasha Fletcher, and Montana Ray are Poets with Attitude. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Bill Berkson and Matt Longobucco read poetry. Dia: Chelsea, 6:30 p.m., free. Nicola Masciandaro and Ariana Reines join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/15: Melissa Falcon Field and Bill Roorbach read works of […]

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Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13

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Saturday 2/7: Omar Berrada, Huge Garcia Manriquez, Isabelle Garron, Jen Hofer, John Keene, Sarah Riggs, James Sherry, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich and others celebrate Litmus Press. Southfirst, 6:30 p.m., free. Ian Hatcher and Veronica Gonzalez Peña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/8: Samuel Barrantes launches debut novel Slim and The […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Some story collections drop with fireworks and great fanfare, while others make their entrance, it could be said, on tender feet. The latter is the case with the works of Edith Pearlman, who released her fifth story collection, Honeydew, on Tuesday. Laura Van Den Berg had some kind words for the book at the New […]

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Notable NYC: 11/8–11/14

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Saturday 11/8: Brooklyn Comic Arts Festival. Mt. Carmel Church, 11 a.m., free. Elizabeth Lopeman reads Trans Europe Express (November 2014) about an American au pair considering abandoning her host family. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Peter Friedman, Rachel Nelson, Tommy Pico, Blythe Roberson, and Valerie Hsiung read at the What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been. […]

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You Are What You Read

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Not every book is a great work of literature, but that doesn’t mean literary authors don’t have fun reading some pulpy genre books. Over at Electric Literature, Amber Sparks confesses to drawing inspiration from Dean Kuntz and Stephen King before speaking with other authors about their less-than-literary influences. Laura van den Berg? She loved reading National […]

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Raised by Wolves

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A story is different from an event . . . The event is what happens. A story is the mythology that rises from what happens. Often this mythology is where the real story, the truest story, lives. In her haunting essay at The Millions, Laura van den Berg explores how truth is exposed through fiction […]

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