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Posts Tagged: laura van den berg

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!

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Notable Online: 10/4–10/10

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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No Unnecessary Touching: A Conversation with C. Kubasta

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C. Kubasta discusses her new collection, ABJECTIFICATION: STORIES & TRUTHS.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Matthew Salesses

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Matthew Salesses discusses his new novel, DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR.

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Notable Online: 8/9–8/15

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Queer, Magicked Reality: A Conversation with JD Scott

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JD Scott discusses their new story collection, MOONFLOWER, NIGHTSHADE, ALL THE HOURS OF THE DAY.

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Notable Online: 5/17–5/23

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Notable NYC: 8/31–9/6

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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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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