Posts Tagged: Louise Erdrich

Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

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Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

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Motivation and Humanity: A Conversation with Carrie La Seur

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Carrie La Seur discusses her new novel, The Weight of an Infinite Sky, standing up for what you know is right, and the writers who inspire her.

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Messy and Complicated and Real: Talking with Laura Pritchett

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Author Laura Pritchett discusses her two most recent books, death, sex, and being rural in modern America.

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People and Poetry: A Conversation with Kim Fu

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Poet and novelist Kim Fu discusses her new novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, how poetry impacts her fiction, and the expectations that accompany a book about lost children.

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What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal

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Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system.

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/12–11/18

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

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A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence).

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #84: Susan DeFreitas

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Picture this: a curbside juggler with a rose between his teeth. That’s the opening image of Susan DeFreitas’s powerful debut novel, Hot Season. Vivid (and sometimes strange) images strike again and again, conjuring ponderosa pines, cafés, old houses, and new characters. The book is firmly set in the fictional town of Crest Top, Arizona, and […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/19–3/25

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Sunday 3/19: Start your week right at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church (right around the corner from Birchbark Books) with debut Anishinaabe novelists Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland. They’ll read from their work, with a reception and signing to follow. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 3/21: Meet the Minnesota Book Award finalists with a reception hosted at […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Micah Perks

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Micah Perks talks about her new novel, What Becomes Us, America’s cultural and mythical heritage, and why every novel is a political novel.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Brandon Hicks applies his irreverent sense of humor to an illustrated story of three child innovators. Next, in the Saturday Essay, Megan Burbank offers a funny, tender recollection of a difficult summer in New England following a breakup. She reads Lolita in the bathtub, drinks expensive coffee, and eats donuts with a friend until she […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Louise Erdrich

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The esteemed author talks about the themes of justice, atonement, and reparation in her fifteenth novel, LaRose, and about the importance of Planned Parenthood to her success.

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The Big Idea: John Freeman

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John Freeman, Executive Editor at Lit Hub, talks with Suzanne Koven about his new print-only literary magazine Freeman’s, the difference between between criticism and editing, and his fear of flying.

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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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This Week in Short Fiction: A Guide to AWP

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It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Let’s dedicate this week to the publications, editors, and benevolent marketing gurus who unleashed a whole bunch of quality FREE short fiction to us. Under the shadow of the FCC’s impending decision as to whether or not net neutrality will continue, these all-you-can-read buffets taste even sweeter. Read on for one potential menu of all […]

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Literary Puns, Halloween-Style

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If you like Timothy Leo Taranto’s literary puns here on the Rumpus, you’ll also enjoy these Halloween-themed literary puns over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Written and illustrated by Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel, they turn your favorite authors into scary monsters, including Louise Eldritch and Sheila Yeti (author, it goes without saying, of How Should A Cryptid […]

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Reading Makes You Better At Life

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A degree in English may make your job search harder, but it makes empathy and social interaction easier, according to a study conducted by some people who had more practical majors. The study, published in Science, found that literary fiction like Dostoevsky or Louise Erdrich enhanced subjects’ ability to read others’ emotions more than did popular […]

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