Posts Tagged: Molly Antopol

Notable San Francisco: 10/3–10/9

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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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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The Rumpus Interview with Chanan Tigay

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Author Chanan Tigay discusses the complicated man at the heart of The Lost Book of Moses, the anxieties of writing true stories, how much to withhold from your reader—and tells a few jokes about creative nonfiction.

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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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The Rumpus Interview with Skip Horack

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Skip Horack talks about his new novel, The Other Joseph, blending research with fiction, and living with the “curse of the fiction writer.”

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Fuck Amazon: An Evening with The Rumpus

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If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, don’t miss our LitCrawl event, “Fuck Amazon: An Evening with The Rumpus”! Saturday, October 18th, 8:30–9:30 p.m., The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. With readings by Molly Antopol, Courtney Moreno, and Maisha Z. Johnson! Comedy by Nato Green and Bucky Sinister! Music by the incomparable Jane Lui! […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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In this, the first week of June, a band of storytellers joined hands and exhaled sweet stories that rolled out like a giant park full of empty hammocks waiting to hold readers through the long summer days… For example: On Tuesday, poet-storyteller Stuart Dybek released not one, but two short story collections: Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty […]

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Political Fiction, Without a Capital P

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Political fiction can come across as heavy-handed, but avoiding all politics in writing may overlook the fact that people lead political lives. Over at the Atlantic, author Molly Antopol talks about how reading the fiction of Grace Paley taught her to write about political characters without sounding preachy—as she puts it, political fiction without a […]

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You’re Missing Out, America

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In our interview with Molly Antopol, when discussing readership of Israeli literature in the United States, Antopol says, “I have all these smart friends who love books and love international fiction, and whenever we talk about Israeli literature, it’s Etgar Keret, Amos Oz, and David Grossman—I feel like it’s those three. And it’s all men. […]

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Notable SF: 2/3–2/9

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Monday 2/3: Burroughs at 100: A screening of the William S Burrough’s films Towers Open Fire, The Cut-Ups, and Bill and Tony with commentary by Mindaugis Bagdon. Free, 8 p.m. at City Lights. Tuesday 2/4: Michelle Richmond comes to Green Apple Books for a reading from her new novel Golden State and book signing with Free, 7 p.m. in the Granny […]

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