Sam Farahmand discusses his debut novel, CHIMERO.
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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
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In Yearbook #3, Sarah Gerard talks about writing
Binary Star, going to her ten-year high school reunion stoned, and growing up on the south side of St. Petersburg, Florida. ...more
In Yearbook #2, Alysia Abbott talks about her memoir
Fairyland, a storytelling and community project for children of parents who died of AIDS, and how upsetting is can be to pour through old journals. ...more
In a new column from Luke Wiget, we meet the high school version of one of our favorite authors.
Luke Wiget reviews
The Sellout by Paul Beatty today in Rumpus Books. ...more