Thursday 4/13: Paige McKenzie will be at Voodoo Doughnut Too for a book signing of her new work, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl, and interaction with fellow doughnut lovers. Voodoo Doughnut Too, 5 p.m., free. Jason R. Richter launches his latest book, L.I.F.E. in the 23rd Century, with a party. Entry includes an autographed book […]
At the Atlantic, Amy Weiss-Meyer discusses debut authors Rebecca Schiff and Abigail Ulman, placing them, along with writer Lena Dunham, in a group of authors that critic Harold Rosenberg calls a “mass culture of individuals:” Theirs is a literary ecosystem fueled by the dream of achieving viral acclaim—of appealing to the masses by parading one’s exquisite, […]
Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Joy Horowitz writes about what she called “the emerging genre of Slut Lit,” fiction focused on the woman’s body as it interacts with the world, as exemplified in three new releases: The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mono […]
At Electric Literature, Claire Luchette interviews Rebecca Schiff, author of the recently released story collection The Bed Moved, about the forces shooting through her fiction: humor, sex, womanhood, and the in-between.
Great novels also experiment and innovate, but a short story can make a never-before-seen formal leap and then peace out, before you’re even sure what’s happened. At Electric Literature, Rebecca Schiff introduces us to the authors who have revolutionized the short story in recent years.