We get to devour our horror from the top of the head down to the tips of the toes. ...more
Tags: a. poythress, amber sparks, anthologies, anthology, Black Balloon, book review, brian evenson, carmen maria machado, catapult, Chavisa Woods, flash, flash fiction, Gigantic Worlds, global warming, Halloween, horror, Jac Jemc, Kevin Brockmeier, Lincoln Michel, Monique Laban, nadxieli nieto, Remi Weekes, review, Rion Amilcar Scott, samantha hunt, sexism, short fiction, short stories, Stephen Graham Jones, stories, systemic racism, The Ghost Variations, Tiny Crimes, Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, Tiny Nightmares, Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror
“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”
Tags: 1990s, addiction, adolescence, Alexander Chee, beauty ideals, beauty industry, beauty standards, body image, Brianna Holt, Brideshead Revisited, Britney Spears, Catherine Lacey, cutting, Daniel Clowes, desire, disordered eating, eating disorders, Edie Sedgwick, Euphoria, female body, female body image, female friendship, female friendships, Forsyth Harmon, Framing Britney Spears, Ghost World, girlhood, Hermione Hoby, identity, illustrated novel, illustrator, Julie Buntin, Justine, Kate Moss, Leslie Jamison, LGBTQ, Long Island, Marlena, mary gaitskill, Melissa Febos, Milk Fed, Paul Stephens, Peter Bentley, queer, queerness, Quentin Blake, repressed queerness, samantha hunt, Sanaë Lemoine, Sarah Perry, self harm, sexual identity, sexuality, Sula, teenagers, The Art of the Affair, Tin House, Tin House Books, Toni Morrison, trauma, Two Girls Fat and Thin, visual art
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Aaron Robertson, Airea D. Matthews, Akwaeke Emezi, Aldrin Valdez, ali liebegott, Allison Albino, Amal El-Mohtar, amy hempel, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Syreeta McFadden, Ann Goldstein, Annie Werner, Anthony M. Destefano, Ariana Reines, Ashna Ali, Astra Taylor, Ben Mazer, Ben Philippe, Berry Grass, Brad Gooch, Brand Shaughnessy, C.S. Nelson, Caleb Crain, Cara Wall, Carley Moore, Chimamanda Adichie, Courtney Zoffness, Crystal Hana Kim, Daniel Pinchbeck, Debbie Rigaud, Deborah Landau, Eileen Pollack, emily gould, Emily Raboteau, Emma Straub, Gabrielle Bellot, Gerard Malanga, Ginny Hogan, Glory Edim, Hafizah Geter, Halle Butler, Hossannah Asuncion, Ibi Zoboi, Jacqueline Suskin, Jean Halley, Jennifer Baker, Jenny McPhee, jhumpa lahiri, Jimena Lucero, Joan Silber, Joshua Platt, Karl Marlantes, Katherine Faw, Keila Vall De la Ville, Kim Scott, Kimberly King Parsons, Kristina Andersson Bicher, Kyle Dacuyan, Lynn Melnick, Madeleine George, Mahogany L Browne, Maika Moulite, Maria Russo, Maritza Moulite, Maryam Mortaz, Max Gladstone, Mayukh Sen, Michael F. Moore, Monique Truong, Morgan Entrekin, Mya Spalter, Nell Zink, Nelly Reifler, Nicholas Pileggi, notable new york, Notable NYC, Pamela Paul, Paul Greenberg, Quito Ziegler, Rachel Aviv, Raquel Balboni, Rebecca Carroll, Rion Amilcar Scott, Rita Williams-Garcia, samantha hunt, Sara Munjack, Sarah M. Broom, Sarah Rose Etter, Shakthi Shrima, Shelly Oria, Sigrid Nunez, Sophia Rokhlin, Tash Aw, Terri-ann White, Tim Murphy, vanessa hua, Vinson Cunningham, Weike Wang, William H. Critzman
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Adrian Shirk, Alexander Chee, amanda stern, Ben Gantcher, Ben Marcus, Bram Presser, Brandon Kreitler, Brendan Gillett, Brian Phillips, Chelsea Hogue, Chia-Lun Chang, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Claire Donato, Cutter Wood, Daniel C. Remein, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Elizabeth Metzger, Erika Hodges, heidi julavits, immy Cajoleas, James Wood, Janelle Milanes, JC Hopkins, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, John Kaag, John Wray, Jonas Kyle, Joshua Cohen, justin peters, Kendrick Greer, Kim Sagwa, Krista Gamper, Kristen Chen, Laura Buccieri, Laura Sims, M. Allen Cunningham, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Max Ritvo, MD, Mya Spalter, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Nathan McClain, Nelly Reifler, Nicole Chung, No Land, Notable New York City, Notable NYC, Orchid Tierney, Patricia Spears, R. O. Kwon, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Rebecca Dinerstein, samantha hunt, Samantha Zighelboim, Sarah Ruhl, Sarah Schulman, sarah weinman, Serena J Fox, Shelly Oria, Simon Van Booy, Simona Blat, Taylor Trudon, Zahra Patterson
Kendra Fortmeyer discusses her first novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.
Tags: #metoo, Aimee Bender, Angie Thomas, body image, carmen maria machado, Colson Whitehead, Confessions of the Fox, Emily Cataneo, fabulism, female friendship, feminism, feminist, Jewish, Jordy Rosenberg, kelly link, Kendra Fortmeyer, Kindred, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Maggie Cooper, magical realism, Not That Bad, Octavia Butler, Octopus vs. Bear, representation, Roxane Gay, samantha hunt, sexuality, Soho Teen, speculative fiction, teenagers, The Hate U Give, The Underground Railroad, Things I Know to Be True, YA, young adult literature
Claudia Dey discusses her first American release, HEARTBREAKER.
Tags: 1980s, adolescence, Anna Karenina, Anton Chekhov, Claudia Dey, Coach House Books, Heartbreaker, Joy Williams, lauren groff, Lorrie Moore, Maggie May Ethridge, marriage, michael ondaatje, motherhood, mothers, parenting, Paris Review, puberty, Sam Shepard, samantha hunt, secrets, Social Media, technology, teenagers, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Toronto, twitter
Literary events in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Abriana Jette, Alan Felsenthal, Alexandra Mattraw, Alissa Nutting, Allie Rowbottom, amanda stern, Aminatou Sow, amy fusselman, Ana Febrega, Andrea Kleine, Andrew Martin, Anna Holmes, Annie-B Parson, Aria Aber, Bryan Martinez, Caitlin Moran, Caoilinn Hughes, Catherine Carberry, Chelsea Hodson, Christine Smallwood, Cristina Alger, Dan Kaufman, Dean Bakopoulos, Demetri Raftopoulos, Eleanor Kriseman, george packer, Georgia Clark, Glynnis MacNicol, Hannah Orenstein, Ian MacAllen, Jama Brinkley, JC Hopkins, Jeff Giles, jessica valenti, John Keene, Joselia Hughes, Julia Dixon Evans, Julie Buntin, Kayo Chingonyi, Kem Joy Ukwu, Krian Bath, Kris Waldherr, Lauren Miller, Leah Sophia Dworkin, Malcolm Boyd, Mark Anderson, Monica McClure, Mychal Denzel Smith, Nancy Rommelmann, Nick Murray, notable new york, Notable NYC, Omotara James, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Patrik Sandberg, Paul Greenberg, R A Villanueva, Ralph Heibutzki, Rebecca Wolff, Robert Fitterman, Ruby Lal, Rumaan Alam, samantha hunt, Simeon Marsalis, Somini Sengupta, Spagnuolo Peter, Trace DePass
Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel,
That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex. ...more
Tags: 9/11, AIDS, Alice Quinn, Anne Carson, autofiction, Cat's Eye, childbirth, Delmore Schwartz, Dialogue, elon green, employee, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, fear, female bodies, Fred Wilson, Hannah and Her Sisters, heterosexual sex, Humboldt's Gift, Jonathan Safran Foer, Margaret Atwood, marriage, mothering 2018, Mothering Outside the Margins, mothers, poetry, Poets, pregnancy, race, Racism, Rich and Pretty, Rumaan Alam, samantha hunt, saul bellow, September 11, That Kind of Mother, tropes, unlikeable characters, women's bodies, workplace
Literary events and readings in and around Chicago this week!
Tags: Alyssa Cole, Barrie Jean Borich, Beverly Jenkins, Chicago, Christine Rice, David Klow, Jay Rehak, Juan Martinez, molly caro may, Notable Chicago, samantha hunt, Sonali Dev, T. Clutch Fleischmann, tara Betts
A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads.
Tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Beautiful Ruins, Catherine Lacey, chloe caldwell, Colson Whitehead, Cutting Teeth, Dandelion Wine, Deborah Landau, Dennis Lehane, Edith Wharton, elena ferrante, Eleni Sikelianos, Emma Straub, Ernest Hemingway, Garden of Eden, Herman Koch, J. Courtney Sullivan, Jess Walter, Julia Fierro, Karen Dionne, Laurie Foos, Maine, nobody is ever missing, outline, Rachel Cusk, Ray Bradbury, reading list, reading recommendations, Sag Harbor, samantha hunt, Since We Fell, summer, Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Blue Girl, The California Poem, The Last Usable Hour, The Lost Daughter, The Marsh King's Daughter, The Seas, The Vacationers, What to Read When, william shakespeare, women
Sunday 8/13: Svetlana Kitto leads an Oral History for Writers. Wendy’s Subway, 3 p.m., $100. Barbara Browning, Eloisa Amezcua, Jenn Baker, Camonghne Felix, Ariel Francisco, Gabe Habash, and Jess Rizkallah join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free. Monday 8/14: Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, and Sarah Rose Etter join […]
Tags: Alisha Kaplan, Amelia Gray, Anton Solomonik, Ariel Francisco, Asiya Wadud, Barbara Browning, Ben Purkert, Bill Goldstein, Bob Raymonda, Bonnie Huie, Bridget Talone, Camonghne Felix, Christopher Hermelin, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Dallas Athent, Donika Kelly, Eloisa Amezcua, Emily Culliton, Gabe Habash, Grace Booner, Ivy Pochoda, Jac Jemc, Jarret Kobek, JC Hopkins, Jen Levitt, Jenn Baker, Jess Rizkallah, John Goldbach, Julia Sanches, Katie Kitamura, Lindsay Hunter, Lucas Hunt, Madeleine Malleit, Madhu Kaza, Matthew Daddona, Melissa Febos, Melissa Scholes Young, Michelle Whittaker, Miranda Pennington, Monica Lewis, Nathan McClain, notable new york, Notable NYC, Olivia Luisa Mardwig, samantha hunt, Sarah Rose Etter, Shamar Hill, Stephanie Valente, Stephen Langlois, Svetlana Kitto, Tatiana Eva-Marie
Wednesday 7/26: Samantha Hunt discusses her new story collection, The Dark Dark, with Clary Sankey. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park. Andrew Sean Greer is launching his new novel, Less. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith.
Tags: andrew sean greer, Christopher Howell, Clara Hsu, Clary Sankey, Dorianne Laux, Eugene Lim, Ian Stansel, Joseph Millar, La Cage Aux Folles, Lorraine Lupo, Mauro Javier Cardenas, Michelle Lin, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Raul Ruiz, Rob Reid, Robert Haas, samantha hunt, Simon Craft, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Tim Taranto
Thursday 7/20: Stephen Holgate reads from his third novel, Tangier, out now from Third Place Books. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Lee Matthew Goldberg reads from his new book, The Mentor. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Bianca Marais reads from new novel, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, […]
Tags: Andrea Telles, Bianca Marais, Demian Diné Yazhi, Hazel Moon, Inara Verzemnieks, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Matt Sailor, Nicole Georges, Notable Portland, Portland, Rios De La Luz, Rob Hart, samantha hunt, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Stephen Holgate
Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free. Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.
Tags: Bill Roorbach, Brandan Kiely, Caroline Leavitt, Daryl Gregory, David Burr Gerrard, Deidre Coyle, Dianca London, Eleanor Stanford, Emmanuel Iduma, Eric Thurm, Gabe Hudson, Gabriela Barretto, Hafizah Geter, Hannah Lillith Assadi, isaac fitzgerald, James Hannaham, Jason Fulford, Jen Lue, Julie Klam, Karen Lue, Kyle Lucia Wu, Lena Valencia, Marcus Jade, Margo Jefferson, Marian Bull, maxwell neely-cohen, Michael Robbins, Nancy Hightower, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Paul Lisicky, Rachel Bell, samantha hunt, Sari Botton, Tamara Shopsin, Zinzi Clemmons
Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection,
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books. ...more
Tags: 1990s, 90s, A Few Good Men, anne of green gables, Anne with an E, Aretha Franklin, aziz ansari, Beach House, Book Club, Book clubs, book tour, Carl Hiaasen, Caroline Kepnes, cats, Dark Places, Dave Chappelle, david sedaris, De La Soul, Death Proof, divorce, essay collection, essay writing, essays, Everything You Want Me to Be, Fargo, Forest Whitaker, gillian flynn, Girls, Gone Girl, horror, House of Cards, hunger, Insecure, James Blake, King Krule, Lost, Love Jones, Marie Claire, Marisa Siegel, Marisha Pessl, Master of None, Mavis Staples, Meaty, Mike Epps, Mindy Mejia, Mo'nique, Mr. Splitfoot, New York City, Night Film, parenting, Patti Smith, Paul Mooney, Portishead, radiohead, Reddit, Room, Roxane Gay, Rumpus Book Club, samantha hunt, Samantha Irby, Sharon Van Etten, Sharp Objects, Stephen King, television, The Affair, The Ides of March, The Leftovers, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Stephanie Reents reviews
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt today in Rumpus Books. ...more
The Rumpus Book Club chats with Sari Wilson about her new book
Girl Through Glass, the demands of the dance world, and New York City as a character. ...more
Tags: ballet, Black Swan, Books, dance, elena ferrante, Elizabeth George, Girl Through Glass, Gone with the Mind, Good on Paper, jehovah's witness, Mark Leyner, Mr. Splitfoot, New York City, plot, Rachel Cantor, Rumpus Book Club, samantha hunt, Sari Wilson, Stegner Fellow, Sunil Yapa, Swan lake, Write Away, your heart is a muscle the size of a fist
The first books of 2016 are rolling off the presses this week, and among them is Samantha Hunt’s third novel, Mr. Splitfoot, which is already earning buzz for its prize-winning potential. It’s a modern gothic ghost story involving meteor craters, conmen, twins who channel spirits, a mysterious aunt who doesn’t speak, and a pregnant woman […]
The Rumpus Book Club chats with Rick Moody about his new book
Hotels of North America, unreliable narrators, hotel porn, how titles are uncopyrightable, and Internet comment sections. ...more
Tags: bed and breakfast, charles bock, copyright, e-books, economy, epistolary, financial crisis, Garden State, gun violence, guns, hotels, Hotels of North America, j.g. ballard, memoir, philip K dick, Portlandia, rick moody, Rumpus Book Club, samantha hunt, Sandy Hook, school shooting, Shadowbahn, Steve Erickson, Taylor Swift, The Canterbury Tales, The Ice Storm, unreliable narrator, Upright Beasts
Tonight the mass of girls before me in the arena, swarming like insects, raises a question of economy. How many waitressing shifts, humid summer jobs, and hours babysitting does it take to hold these five boys aloft, to lard the fiefdom? How better might these girls’ energies be spent in humanitarian projects and education? And […]