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Posts Tagged: nonfiction

The Best of Brevity: A Roundtable Discussion on Flash Nonfiction

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With Deesha Philyaw, Jaquira Díaz, Danielle Gellar, and Torrey Peters.

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A Chorus of Voices: Talking with Melissa Faliveno

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Melissa Faliveno discusses her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND.

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Deep Wells: A Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan

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Rebecca McClanahan discusses her new memoir-in-essays, IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY.

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Setting Yourself Free: A Conversation with Alisson Wood

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Alisson Wood discusses her debut memoir, BEING LOLITA.

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On Empathy, Complexity, and Whimsy: Talking with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.

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Zones of Paradox: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.

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Moments of Reawakening: Talking with Cathy Park Hong

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Cathy Park Hong discusses MINOR FEELINGS: AN ASIAN AMERICAN RECKONING.

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Abstracting Yourself: A Conversation with Robin Hemley

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Robin Hemley discusses his new essay collection, BORDERLINE CITIZEN.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #213: Elizabeth Kadetsky

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“I like to engage with and argue with the research; this makes the work dynamic.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #209: Lisa Olstein

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“I don’t think I know how to write if I’m not guided by sound—that’s when it feels like I’m flailing or straining.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #205: Beth Alvarado

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“For me, when I write nonfiction, my mind moves from the outside to the inside.”

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No One Is Disposable: Talking with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL.

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To the Moon: Talking with Heather Christle

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Heather Christle discusses her debut work of nonfiction, THE CRYING BOOK.

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A Modern-Day Witch: Talking Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs discusses his new memoir, TOIL & TROUBLE.

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A Storm Underneath: Talking with Shonda Buchanan

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Shonda Buchanan discusses her new memoir, BLACK INDIAN.

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The Mentor Series: Leslie Jamison and Elizabeth McCracken

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Leslie Jamison interviews her mentor, Elizabeth McCracken.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton

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Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton discusses SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION.

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A Slant Wholeness: Talking with Barrie Jean Borich

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Barrie Jean Borrich discusses her work, including her most recent collection APOCALYPSE, DARLING.

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From One World to the Next: Talking with Julie Lythcott-Haims

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Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT and REAL AMERICAN.

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A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #131: Lisa Wells

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“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #116: David Lazar

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“Becoming an essayist has always seemed to me as a bit of a pratfall.”

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Slowly Converging Paths: A Conversation with Nate Blakeslee

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Nate Blakeslee discusses American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, cultivating trust in his sources, and recreating action-packed scenes he did not witness.

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Reinventing Motherhood and Re-Dreaming Reality: Talking with Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction.

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Truth and Beauty: Talking with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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The new Editor-in-Chief of The Believer dismantles stereotypes of Las Vegas, discusses the magazine’s acquisition, and makes a case for bringing journalism into the academy.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #90: Erika Carter

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Erika Carter’s debut novel Lucky You tells the story of three young women in their early twenties who leave their waitressing jobs in an Arkansas college town to embark on a year off grid in the Ozark Mountains. In a remote house, without a washing machine or cell phone reception, Ellie, Chloe, and Rachel grapple […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Amy Benson

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Our American obsession with the personal and individual has made us the tremendous resource consumers we are in the world.

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