Posts Tagged: novelists

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Christine Sneed

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Floyd Skloot interviews Christine Sneed about her latest story collection, The Virginity of Famous Men.

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The Literary Hustle

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Even after authors finish writing their book, they have plenty of work to do to promote it. With so many books and limited space in media outlets, the literary hustle is a major part of any book launch. Over at Publishers Weekly, Camille Perri looks at the challenges and subjectivity of book coverage: I also […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Elisabeth Egan

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Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, A Window Opens, life as a book lover, workplace jargon, and the question we should ask ourselves in place of can we “have it all”.

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The Rumpus Interview with Robert Boswell

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Robert Boswell talks about his new novel, Tumbledown, mental illness and counseling, and writing a novel in an unreliable but omniscient voice.

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Tweeting And Writing

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“I’m Working On My Novel” is Los Angeles-based artist Cory Arcangel’s latest project. Working with appropriation and social media, the artist handpicked and collected tweets from aspiring writers and novelists about their writing, to be published in a curated anthology out later this month from Penguin.

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A Labor of Love

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In an essay in The Millions, Dominic Smith sets out to answer the question, “How many novelists are at work in America?” Despite panic about the death of the novel, “more novels are being written and published… than at any other time in U.S. history.” There are a few hundred thousand Americans writing books that […]

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A Helpful Flowchart for All Aspiring Novelists

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“Are you absolutely, positively, and wholeheartedly ready to publish your novel?” Then you’re gonna need this flowchart, created by Ryan Lewis and Anna Hurley for 826 National and highlighted by our co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald on Buzzfeed. It’ll help you figure out whether to dedicate your book to “that barista with the really cool forearm tattoo” […]

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Who Gets to Write the Review?

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“The book review page is an odd cultural territory, often inhabited by such hybrid creatures — unlike their contemporaries in other disciplines, where the lines between critic and artist are more pronounced.” All readers are book critics, but disseminating literary opinions to the masses is only part of the job description for some of us. […]

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