Ottessa Moshfegh discusses her new novel, MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION.
Tags: 9/11, American Media, death, Eileen, Homesick for Another World, insomnia, journalism, los angeles, Maria Anderson, mcglue, morality, mothers and daughters, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, sleep, trauma, writing process
Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.
Tags: A.M. Holmes, aging, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, By the Sea, Chelsea Martin, death, Elizabeth Ellen, Elle Nash, female sexuality, Garielle Lutz, Her Lesser Work, Hobart, Hobart Pulp, lindsay lohan, Lolita, Mary Miller, miley cyrus, money, morality, mortality, Nico Walker, Ottessa Moshfegh, Patricia Highsmith, pedophile, pedophilia, repetition, Saul Stories, self publishing, self-publish, sexuality, SF/LD Books, short fiction, short stories, short story, story collection, Tampa, The End of Alice, toxic masculinity, transgressive, unlikable characters, unlikeable characters
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adam Dalva, Amanda Montell, Brandon Taylor, C Pam Zhang, Caroline Leavitt, Chaney Kwak, Clare Sestanovich, Daniela Buccilli, Diana Marie Delgado, Diane Johnson, Emily Willingham, Emma Brodie, Emma Gray, Fred Shaw, hector tobar, Heidi Seaborn, Jason Irwin, Jen Gunter, Jessica Goldberg, Jia Tolentino, Jonathan Lethem, Kate Reed Petty, Koa Beck, Lisabeth During, Makenna Goodman, Maria Hummel, Michael Torres, Mikhail Iossel, Notable Online, Ottessa Moshfegh, Paola Corso, Paul Lisicky, Rachel Cusk, Rachel Mennies, Sanaë Lemoin, Sharon Smith-Knight, Simon Critchley, Stephanie Danler, tara Betts, Teri Ellen Cross Davis
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Alex Segura, Alexandra Kleeman, Amal El-Mohtar, Angela Mi Young Hur, Barrett Swanson, blake butler, Brandon Taylor, Bruce Owens Grimm, Carla Malden, Caseen Gaines, Cathy O'Neill, Claire Donato, Claire Vaye Watkins, D. Nolan Jefferson, David Yoon, Ed Brubaker, Elissa Washuta, Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Eric Nguyen, F. Douglas Brown, Faith Salie, Gaiutra Bahadur, Gina Nutt, Grisel Y. Acosta, Jacqueline Rose, Jami Attenberg, Jeff W. Bens, Jen Gunter, jim shepard, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, Jodi Picoult, Jonathan Lethem, jordan ellenberg, Juhea Kim, Karen Russell, Karla Lamb, Keisha Bush, Kevin Kwan, L. Harris, Larissa Pham, lee conell, Leila Rafei, Lilly Dancyger, Liv Stratman, Lyndsey Ellis, Maggie O'Farrell, Malcolm Friend, Marilyn Annucci, Michael Patrick F. Smith, Miguel M. Morales, Mona Kareem, Monica Gallagher, Nicole Chung, Nicole Kornher Stace, Notable Online, Ottessa Moshfegh, Peggy Orenstein, Prince A. McNally, Rebecca F. Kuang, Richard Alther, Robert Walicki, Ruth Reichl, Saddiq Dzukogi, Shane Jones, Sharon Fagan McDermott, Sinan Antoon, Suchitra Vijayan, Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini, Troy Jollimore, William Brewer, Yesenia Montilla
Claire Fuller shares a reading list to celebrate UNSETTLED GROUND.
Tags: Anna Quindlen, Anne Enright, Ayobami Adebayo, bryan washington, Claire Fuller, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Taylor, Kent Haruf, LaRose, Louise Erdrich, Marion Coutts, Megan Hunter, memorial, Miller's Valley, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, Plainsong, Stay with Me, tessa hadley, The End We Start From, The Green Road, The Iceberg, The Master Bedroom, The Nickel Boys, Unsettled Ground, What to Read When
Rohan is masterful at mining these triads for their palpable uneasiness and unavoidable suffering. ...more
Tags: amber sparks, book review, carmen maria machado, COVID, COVID-19, Dublin, Ethel Rohan, expatriate, expatriate writers, expats, In the Event of Contact, Intimacy, Ireland, Irish, Irish literature, isolation, Joe Kapitan, love triangle, love triangles, Ottessa Moshfegh, pandemic, relationships, review, Roxane Gay, Sara Lippmann, Sarah Rose Etter, short fiction, short stories, The Weight of Him
“I’m interested in beautiful events that are wrong.”
Tags: american south, Amherst, Benjamin Nugent, Brad Watson, Brooklyn, connection, Deep South, depravity, fraternities, Fraternity, Frederick Douglass, george saunders, Greek Row, john cheever, Joy Williams, Maria Anderson, masculinity, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nell Zink, Ottessa Moshfegh, police violence, pop music, racial violence, Reed, short fiction, short stories, story collection, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Wallcreeper, toxic masculinity, williamsburg
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: A.O. Scott, Aimee Liu, Alexandra Petri, Alexis Coe, Alicia Yin Cheng, Annie Kim, ariel levy, Arthur J. Magida, Becca Freeman, Betsy Cornwell, Bonnie Tsui, brian gresko, Caleb Crain, Chelsea Bieker, Crystal Bolson, danielle trussoni, David Adjmi, Deborah A. Lott, Diksha Basu, Dinah Lenney, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Donna Hemans, Ed Doyle-Gillespie, Elisabeth Thomas, Elizabeth Shackelford, Ellen Cherry, Emily Nussbaum, Erik Anderson, francine prose, George Abraham, Hannah Orenstein, ira glass, Jane L. Rosen, Jessica Care Moore, Jessica Lanay, John Perkins, joshua d graber, Katie Couric, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, kyle mccarthy, Lane Moore, Leslie Jamison, Lisa Alther, Luis J. Rodriguez, Luther Hughes, Marcy Dermansky, Maris Kreizman, Martha McPhee, Megha Majumdar, Melissa Febos, Molly Pohlig, Nicholas Goodly, Nicola Maye Goldberg, Notable Online, Ottessa Moshfegh, Paul Lisicky, Rachel Harrison, Rebecca Godfrey, Richard Farrell, roddy doyle, Rolf Halden, Rosalie Knecht, Ruby Lal, Sara Gran, Sarah Giragosian, Scott Spencer, Steve Mentz, Steven E. Jones, Susan Burton, Victoria Bassetti, Virginia Konchan, Wendy Williams, Zaina Arafat
Literary events in and around Philly this week!
Tags: Adriann Bautista, Alyesha Wise, Alyssa Ciamp, and Elijah B. Pringle III, Ben Saff, Bernadette McBride, Caroline Furr, Charles S. Carr, Chris Clark, Christina Rosso-Schneider, Daralyse Lyons, Faye Chevalier, Felicia Teter, Hazel the Aura, Jacob Winterstein, Jaime Fountaine, Jamarr Hall, Jasmine Combs, Josh Martin, Kai Davis, Kay Gabriel, Linda Sarsour, LindoYes, Lindsey Warren, Maori Holmes, Nathan Long, Notable Philadelphia, Ottessa Moshfegh, Philadelphia, Philip Dykhouse, Priscilla Anacakuyani Bell, Sam Fischer, Sean Hanrahan, Sean Lynch, Teresa Miller
Though the stories vary in length and scope, each cuts deep into a truth of humanity. ...more
Tags: amie barrodale, bodies, body, book review, carmen maria machado, Eva Hesse, female bodies, female body, Her Body and Other Parties, Homesick for Another World, josh vigil, Kristen Roupenian, Lidia Yuknavitch, marginalized, Ottessa Moshfegh, review, short fiction, short stories, uncanny, Verge, women's bodies, You Are Having a Good Time, You Know You Want This
Rheea Mukherjee discusses her debut novel, THE BODY MYTH.
Tags: Bangalore, caste system, class inequality, class privilege, companionship, daughters, debut novel, depression, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, first generation, Flowers in the Attic, Haruki Murakami, health insurance, identity, immigrants, India, infrastructure, Joyce Carol Oats, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA, love story, marriage, Martha Grover, medical care, Mental Health, metaphor, My Sister the Serial Killer, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Orhan Pamuk, Ottessa Moshfegh, Oyinkan Braithwaite, patriarchy, polyamory, relationships, Rheea Mukherjee, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, The Body Myth, thrillers, Unnamed Press, V.C. Andrews, widow
Who is Adèle Robinson, really, and what is it, exactly, that happened to her? ...more
Tags: Adele, affair, Anna Karenina, book review, disgust, domesticity, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Eileen, gender inequality, gender roles, infidelity, lakshmi mitra, Leïla Slimani, Lullaby, madame bovary, marriage, modernism, Morocco, motherhood, mothers, on monsters, Ottessa Moshfegh, paris, Sam Taylor, Sex, sex addict, sex addiction, sexual violence, sexuality, The Perfect Nanny, violence
Literary events in and around L.A. this week!
Tags: Abdi Nazemian, Akwaeke Emezi, Albus Wang, Alex Israel, Alison Rollins, Alison Smith, Amber Dawn, Amina Warsuma, Amy Spalding, Andrea Celestial, Annalee Newitz, Audrey Kuo, Barbara Furlow-Smiles, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Ben Westhoff, BJ Miller, Brian Azzarello, Brian Grazer, Brian Lin, Carol Gignoux, Catalina Ouyang, Chris Davidson, Courtney Trouble, Craig Johnson, Daniel Ross, Dawna Kemper, Deb Krakow, Debbie Graber, Demi Moore, Dexter L. Booth, Diane Lefer, Douglas Manuel, Emily Geminder, Garuda Love, Ginny Hogan, Hadrian Shawn Miguel, Hank Henderson, Howard Ruffner, Jacqueline Suskin, jacqueline woodson, James Brandon, jaye simpson, Jeff Strauss, Jesus Daniel Cruz, Jonathan Escoffery, Jonterri Gadson, Justin Ducharme, Kara Brown, Katharine Gammon, Kathryn Bowers, Krishna Narayanamurti, Laura Roque, Lauren Feller, Lee Bermejo, Lee Goldberg, Leesa Fenderson, Lena Dunham, librecht baker, Linda J. Albertano, Lisa Lee, los angeles, Marcus Clayton, Mary Carrasco, Maura Pellettieri, Maureen Lenker, Melian Radu, Michelle Peñaloza, Milcah Halili, Muriel Leung, Notable LA, notable los angeles, Olga García Echeverría, Ottessa Moshfegh, Prince Diabaté, Rebecca Bendheim, Roxana Preciado, Saul Austerlitz, Sean Carroll, Shoshana Berger, Stephen Kinzer, Stephen Van Dyck, Stuart Gibbs, Sunita Puri, Susan Straight, Tai Farnsworth, Tamala Whittley, Tayo Rockson, Ted Sarandos, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, Todd Stevens, Tom Sturges, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Vickie Vertiz, Wendy Oleson, Yessica Avila
Sally Wen Mao discusses her new collection, OCULUS.
Tags: anime, Anna May Wong, Asian, Asian American, Book Club, brian spears, China, Chinese, Chinese Exclusion Act, Cowboy BeBop, Crazy Rich Asians, discrimination, Film, Frank Lloyd Wright, graywolf press, Guggenheim, Hollywood, immigrant, immigration, Josephine Baker, Joy Luck Club, Loves You, Magical Negro, Morgan Parker, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ocean Vuong, Oculus, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ottessa Moshfegh, persona poems, poetry book club, Racism, Rumpus Book Club, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Sally Wen Mao, Sarah Gambito, Sixteen Candles, Wong Kar Wai, yellow face
Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel, OPEN ME.
Tags: adolescence, bildungsroman, bodies, coming of age, debut novel, denmark, Eileen, Elif Batuman, female bodies, female friendship, female sexuality, first book, friendship, Gone Girl, Janet Frishberg, Joyland, Julie Buntin, Lisa Locascio, menstruation, Open Me, Ottessa Moshfegh, scatology, Sex, sex writing, sexual assault, sexuality, teenagers
Literary events in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Abbott Miller, Aby Kaupang, Adele Griffin, Amitava Kumar, Angelica Baker, Beth Parker, Brian Catling, Bushra Rehman, Chloe Garcia-Roberts, Daniel Riley, darcey steinke, Edgar Cantero, Erica Hunt, Franchesca Ramsey, Georgia Clark, Henning Bergsvåg, Hilde Susan Jaegtnes, isaac fitzgerald, Isaac Shapiro, Izzy Grinspan, Janet Dewart Bell, Jena Osman, Jennifer Egan, Jennifer Gilmore, Joseph O. Legaspi, Kara Thomas, Karen McManus, Kimiko Hahn, Leah Franqui, Lisa Locascio, Lucas Klein, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mathias R. Samuelsen, Matthew Cooperman, Miriam Parker, Morten Langeland, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ottessa Moshfegh, Patsy Tarr, Rachel Fershleiser, Rami Karim, Rune F. Hjemås, sloane crosley, stacy szymaszek, Tamiko Beyer, Tobias Carroll, Tom Pearson
Literary events in and around the Twin Cities this week!
Tags: Aaron Leonard, Anne Greenwood Brown, Archie Bongiovanni, Bruce Weigl, Carter Wilson, chris stedman, Hope Jahren, Jenny Milchman, Lorin Robinson, minneapolis, Notable Twin Cities, Ottessa Moshfegh, Peter Reynolds, Randall Silvis, Sandra Block, st. paul, Stefan Lovasik, Tayari Jones, Tristan Jimerson, Twin Cities
Literary events in and around Chicago this week!
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Aja Gabel, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Bay Area, Chloe Benjamin, Gene Berson, Ishmael Reed, Julie Rogers, Lindsay Tunkl, Maw Shein Win, Nell Painter, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, Ottessa Moshfegh, San Francisco, Saul Austerlitz, Tom Angleberger, Yang Huang
Literary events in and around L.A. this week!
Tags: amber tamblyn, Andrew Joron, Ann Friedman, Bernadette Murphy, Beth Ruscio, Catana Chetwynd, Darrel Larson, Evgenia Citkowitz, Flor Edwards, Garret Weyr, Glynnis MacNicol, henry rollins, Jade Chang, James Pogue, Ken Goldstein, L.A., Leslie Schwartz, Liz Climo, los angeles, Mitch Kamin, Neel Patel, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Kushner, Raymond Villareal, Sarah Williamson, Saul Austerlitz, Seymour Stein, Will Alexander, Zoé Samudzi
Rita Bullwinkel discusses her debut story collection,
Belly Up, the foolishness of writing, and what went into the making of her first book. ...more
Tags: A Lucky Man, A Strange Object, Back Talk, Belly Up, Ben Marcus, Danielle Lazarin, debut collection, first book, Friday Black, george saunders, Gordon Lish, Hybrid Creatures, Jamel Brinkleey, Jane: A Murder, Joy Williams, Leaving the Sea, Lucy Corin, Maggie Nelson, Maria Anderson, Matthew Baker, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Notes from the Fog, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rita Bullwinkle, short fiction, short stories, Stuart Dybek, Tenth of December, The Coast of Chicago
Rachel B. Glaser discusses her newest poetry collection,
HAIRDO, her writing process, and the books and writers that have influenced her. ...more
Tags: 10:04, After Claude, Bad Sex, Beauty Was the Case That They Gave Me, Ben Lerner, Black Cake, Blood Makes Me Faint but I Go for It, Can You Relax in My House, Cassandra Gillig, Chris Cheney, Christopher DeWeese, clancy martin, confidence, d.h. lawrence, Dara Wier, Dark Green, Dorothea Lasky, Eileen, eileen myles, Emily Hunt, HAIRDO, Iris Owens, James Tate, Lay Me Low, Leopoldine Core, Lucy Ives, lydia davis, Madeline ffitch, Maria Anderson, Mark Leidner, Michael Earl Craig, Miranda July, MOODS, Natalie Lyalin, nineties, Ottessa Moshfegh, Paulina & Fran, Pee on Water, Peter Gizzi, poetry, Rachel B. Glaser, Rachel Glaser, Rebecca Schiff, Seth Landman, The Bed Moved, The Father of the Arrow Is the Thought, the first bad man, Thin Kimono, turret, Valparaiso Round the Horn, When Watched, Women in Love, writing process, You Good Thing
Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. […]
Tags: Amelia Gray, Angie Thomas, Ann Friedman, Arundhati Roy, Catherine Lacey, Christopher Farnsworth, david sedaris, Don Winslow, Ever Mainard, Gabriel Packard, hector tobar, J. Ryan Stradal, Jade Chang, Jessie Chaffee, john jeremiah sullivan, Jonathan Shaw, Josh Barkan, Julia Fierro, Kaitlin Solimine, Lisa DeSimini, Lorin Stein, Meg Howery, Mel Goodman, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Robinne Lee, rosecrans baldwin, Roxane Gay, sarah manguso, Spencer Quinn, Thea Constantine, Warren Read
Recent Whiting Award winner Tony Tulathimutte discusses his first novel,
Private Citizens, the state of satire in 2017, “booby-trapping” identity politics, and productivity in the Internet age. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, activism, Believer, cliches, Eleanor Catton, empathy, Enormous Eye, Erica Berry, essay writing, essays, identity politics, Internet, John Gardner, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Leslie Jamison, millennials, Nell Zink, New York Magazine, O. Henry Prize, Ottessa Moshfegh, Private Citizens, procrastination, San Francisco, satire, Seth Meyers, silicon valley, Social Media, standup comedy, the American Reader, Threepenny Review, Tony Tulathimutte, twitter, Video Games, western massachusetts, Whiting Award, writing, zadie smith
Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free. Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 […]
Tags: A. M. Homes, Alissa Nutting, Amanda Miller, Amor Towles, April Ayers Lawson, ariel levy, Barbara Henning, Benilde Little, Britt Canty, Brittany Spanos, Burt Kimmelman, christina baker kline, Christopher Paul Wolfe, Colin Halloran, Colum McCann, D. T. Max, Dan Torday, Darin Strauss, David Foster Wallace, David Hering, David Lehman, David Leo Rice, David Lipsky, David Samuel Levinson, Donald Breckenridge, Elif Batuman, Elisa Albert, Emily H. Brout, Emily Holleman, Emily Hughes, Eugene Ostashevsky, Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Fiona Maazel, hanya yanagihara, Hugh Seidman, Jaime Green, Jared Stanley, jason diamond, Jill Magi, Julie Buntin, Julie Klam, Kari Paul, Kashana Cauley, Katie Kitamura, Katie McKenna, kelly link, Kristen Rouse, Lance Olsen, Lauren Grodstein, Lauren Halloran, lauren holmes, marie howe, Matt Gallagher, Melissa Buzzeo, Meredith Maran, Min Jin Lee, Nancy Hightower, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ottessa Moshfegh, Pamela Ryder, Paolo Javier, Phil Klay, Priscilla Becker, robert lopez, Robin Myers, Rosamond S. King, Susan Gevirtz, Teresa Fazio, William Lessard
John Maher reviews
Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Saturday 1/21: Women’s March on New York City. Resist. On Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St and 2nd Ave, 11 am, free. Eléna River, Ryan Collerd, and Carol Snow discuss works of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Mahogany L Browne, Purvi Shah, and Lauren Whitehead join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. […]
Tags: Alan Felsenthal, Allegedly, Ashinga Press, atlas obscura, Carol Snow, Charles Theonia, Dark at the Crossing, Deborah Landau, Deidre Coyle, Diamond Sharp, Dianca London, Dylan Thuras, Elaine Kahn, Eléna River, Elizabeth Powell, Ella Morton, elliot ackerman, Esther Wang, Eve Peyser, Gabrielle Octavia Rucker, Iris Smyles, J. Bradley, jason diamond, Jen Levitt, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Kelle Groom, Kevin Smokler, Lauren Whitehead, Laurie Stone, Lucas Wittman, Mahogany L Browne, Matt Longabucco, Michele Filgate, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Olena Jennings, Ottessa Moshfegh, Paco Salas Pérez, Paula Bomer, Precious Okoyomon, Purvi Shah, Rebecca Bates, Rhea Rao, Ryan Collerd, Sana Krasikov, Sarah Wang, Searching for John Hughes, Terese Svoboda, The Adventures of Jesus Christ Boy Detective, The Disagreement, Tiffany D. Jackson, Tom Healy, Unnameable Books, zadie smith
Monday 1/16: It’s MLK Day. Take some time today to read one of those fancy new books you bought. Tuesday 1/17: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs his new thriller The Nowhere Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. David Lida discusses and signs One Life, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Tags: Alexis Sedacca, Carole Bayer Sager, Cody Goodfellow, David Lida, Difficult Women, Emily McDowell, Finding Thurston, Gregg Hurwitz, Homesick for Another World, Is It All In Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, Jacob Schwartz, Jay Murphy, Jenny Funkmeyer, John Palisano, jonathan ames, Joshua Mohr, June Dixon, Kristine McKenna, La Luz de Jesus, Lauren Candia, Lisa Morton, Maria Alexander, Martin Pousson, Matt Kennedy, Michael Eric Dyson, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, One Life, Ottessa Moshfegh, Richard Sandler, Roxane Gay, S.A. Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Tami Roman, The Artaud Effect, The Eyes of the City, The Nowhere Man, The Rise of Sequential Art, The Very English Lady, There Is No Good Card for This, They’re Playing Our Song, Xach Fromson
This week, VICE’s 2016 Fiction Issue is out, with work from exciting voices like Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Cusk, Roxane Gay, and more. This year’s fiction issue, like the magazine itself, is an engaging, diverse, and sometimes in-your-face read with topics ranging from smart cars to campus rape, love triangles to the meaning of life. One […]
Tags: A Fair Price, Abuse, angst, campus rape, charles bock, college, David Keenan, falling in love, He Had Tried to Have His Testicles Removed on the NHS, Joshua Ferris, love, love stories, Meta, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Cusk, Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, rape, Rocky II, Roxane Gay, sexual assault, sexual violence, short fiction, short stories, short story, stepfather, this week in short fiction, trans, transgender, undergrad, vice, vice fiction issue
When Ottessa Moshfegh wrote the thriller Eileen, a novel recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, she did it to get rich, reports Paul Laity for the Guardian: She didn’t want to “keep her head down” and “wait 30 years to be discovered … so I thought I’m going to do something bold. Because there are all […]