Brandon Taylor discusses his new story collection, FILTHY ANIMALS.
Tags: Alvin Park, Black literature, Brandon Taylor, d.h. lawrence, desire, dinner parties, dinner party, Filthy Animals, Iowa City, LGBTQ, Madison, Midwest, moral fiction, morality, Prairie Lights, queer, queer desire, queer literature, queerness, Real Life, Riverhead, Riverhead Books, sadness, Sex, sexual trauma, sexual violence, sexuality, Sherwood Anderson, short fiction, short stories, story collection, Wisconsin
Chang-rae Lee discusses his new novel, MY YEAR ABROAD.
Tags: A Gesture Life, absent mothers, Aloft, bodies, Chang-rae Lee, China, COVID, COVID-19, Cultural Revolution, Ehud Havazelet, fathers, fathers and sons, food, immigrant, immigrants, Janet Rodriguez, Leonard Cohen, love, mentors, mentorship, mothers, mothers and sons, my year abroad, Native Speaker, On Such a Full Sea, pandemic, parenting, Red Guard, Riverhead, Riverhead Books, Taliban, The Surrendered, Trump
Brit Bennett discusses her second novel, THE VANISHING HALF.
Tags: A Clergyman's Daughter, american south, André 3000, bodies, Brit Bennett, California, colonialism, colorism, COVID-19, daughters, Deep South, Greg Mania, identity, Jia Tolentino, los angeles, Louisiana, mothers and daughters, OutKast, pandemic, passing, patriarchy, perspective, privilege, Quarantine, racial inequality, Racism, Riverhead Books, segregation, shame, siblings, The Mothers, The Vanishing Half, trans, Twins, UCLA, White Supremacy
Brandon Taylor discusses his debut novel, REAL LIFE.
Tags: academia, Alexander Chee, american south, autofiction, Brandon Taylor, Cal Morgan, class inequality, edinburgh, empathy, gay, grief, Iowa City, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Lambda Literary, LGBTQ, MFA, microaggression, microaggressions, Midwest, Monet Patrice Thomas, morality, oppression, potluck, privilege, queer, queerness, racial inequality, Racism, Real Life, Riverhead, Riverhead Books, science, sexuality, Southern, Tin Hous, trauma, twitter
“For me, there’s no such thing as an icon.”
Tags: Bible, biblical, bisexuality, feminist, God, Greg Mania, matriarchy, Naamah, noah, pansexuality, poetry, polyamory, queer, queerness, religion, Riverhead Books, Sarah Blake, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project
“I see objects and things as reliquaries that can hold stories.”
Tags: Adam Gilders, Asham House, Death in Venice, ghost, ghost stories, ghost story, ghosts, Guestbook, Gus Powell, Heather Wells Peterson, Important Artifacts, instagram, J&L Books, Jason Fulford, Leanne Shapton, Paul Marlow, photographer, photographs, photography, Riverhead Books, Social Media, Swimming Studies, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, virginia woolf
Bryan Washington discusses his debut story collection, LOT.
Tags: bryan washington, coming of age, coming out, first book, Houston, immigrants, immigration, justin torres, LGBTQ, linked stories, Lot, Lot: Stories, queer, representation, Riverhead Books, Ruth LeFaive, short fiction, short stories, story collection, Texas
The words act as a push, like a wind at your back. ...more
Brit Bennett discusses her debut novel
The Mothers, investigating “what-if” moments, and navigating racism in white spaces. ...more
Tags: Abigail Bereola, abortion, Alice Walker, Brit Bennett, California, disability, Dorothy Allison, feminism, ferrante, fiction, Gossip, intersectionality, interview, James Baldwin, Jezebel, Loneliness, los angeles, masculinity, Mental Health, mental illness, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, Neapolitan Novels, novel, pregnancy, race, Racism, Riverhead Books, suicide, Texas, The Color Purple, The Mothers, the rumpus, Toni Morrison, violence, warsan shire, workshop, writing
Manuel Gonzales talks about his new novel,
The Regional Office is Under Attack!, transitioning from nonprofit work to teaching, and how to zig when a trope wants you to zag. ...more
Tags: 10 Things I Hate About You, 826 Valencia, Alias, Alistair MacLeod, Austin, Austin Bat Cave, Blade Runner, Books, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charlie's Angels, Columbia, Comic Book Guy, daniel alarcon, Deadpool, Die Hard, dollhouse, EMily St John Mandel, Ernest Cline, fiction, genre, graduate school, Graham Oliver, Heath Ledger, Helen Oyeyemi, high school, Interviews, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joss Whedon, Junot Diaz, Kentucky, Kill Bill, Manuel Gonzales, marlon james, Mean Girls, MFA, nonprofit, novels, poverty, quentin tarantino, Ready Player One, Riverhead Books, science fiction, Station Eleven, teaching, teaching writing, Texas, The Black Hole, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Godfather, The Karate Kid, The Miniature Wife, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, The Simpsons, tropes, University of Kentucky, writing, YA Literature
At Guernica, Rebecca Saleton, the editorial director of Riverhead Books who has worked with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Peter Matthiessen, talks about her experience in publishing over the last 30 years and how she still believes that readers are, in fact, interested in ideas: We can get so carried away with the […]
In a recent post about newly discovered undeveloped photos of a Shackleton expedition to Antarctica 100 years ago, we mentioned that Riverhead Books publicity director Jynne Dilling Martin is currently an artist-in-residence in Antarctica, and that she had written a splendid essay about penguins for Slate. She’s since written a few other pieces about life near […]