Carter Sickels discusses his new novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR.
Tags: 1980s, A Seahorse Year, AIDS, AIDS crisis, AIDS epidemic, Appalachia, Appalachian, capitalism, Carter Sickels, community, COVID-19, David Weissman, Dorothy Allison, Emma Copley Eisenberg, gay, historical fiction, HIV, homophobia, Hub City Press, LGBTQ, Louise Erdrich, Mike Sisco, Mysterious Skin, Ohio, point of view, POV, queer, queerness, rural, rural America, Scott Heim, Stacey D'erasmo, The Evening Hour, The Prettiest Star, The Third Rainbow Girl, trans, We Were Here
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adam Wilson, Afia Atakora, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Alex Richards, Amy Brady, Andre Aciman, Andrew Martin, Ari Braverman, Ashley Spivey, blake butler, Brad Fox, Brandy Colbert, brian gresko, Burgi Zenhaeusern, Charlotte Pence, Chelsea Hodson, Cheryl Pearl Sucher, Christine Telfer, claire messud, Clare Beams, Curtis Sittenfeld, David K. Randall, Debra Jo Immergut, Diane Cardwell, Dorothy Strachey, Ellen McGrath Smith, Emily Wortman-Wunder, Gail Caldwell, Gail Mazur, George Hofmann, Glen E. Friedman, Gloria Steinem, Halle Butler, Hank Green, Heather Cocks, Heather Lende, Ian Svenonius, Ideas Aubrey, Jay Carson, Jessica Morgan, John Green, John Skoyles, Juliet Escoria, Justin Taylor, Kevin O'Leary, Kimberly King Parsons, Kirkland Hamill, Lara Prescott, Lauren J. Sharkey, Lawrence Lessig, Leigh Stein, Leslie Gray Streeter, Leslie Jamison, Leslie Kern, Lynn Steger Strong, Maggie Nelson, Mark Payne, Meredith O’Brien, Morgan Parker, Niloufar Talebi, Nina LaCour, Notable Online, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Paul Zdrale Jr., Phil Stamper, Robin Wasserman, Rory Power, Rose Andersen, Roxane Gay, Rumaan Alam, Saeed Jones, Samuel Stein, Sara McNally, Sarah Gerard, Sheila Squillante, Sokunthary Svay, Stacey D'erasmo, Stephanie Burt, Stephen Genetti, Steven Levy, Susan Wiggs, Tana Wojczuk, Thea Matthews, Tony Trigilio, Traci Brimhall, Walt Peterson, wayne koestenbaum
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Alexandra Tanner, Amy Remland, Anastacia-Reneé, Andrea L. Fry, Anika Lani, Bob Perelman, Britt Canty, carmen maria machado, Chris Leo, Christie Grotheim, Christopher Yates, Davy Knittle, Derrick Weston Brown, Donna Baier Stein, Douglas Light, Elif Batuman, Elizabeth J. Coleman, Emma Straub, Estha Weiner, Ethan Shafran Moltz, Gabe Habash, Gabriel Fried, Ginny Wiehardt, Greer Hendricks, Hermione Hoby, Ibi Zoboi, jane rosenberg laforge, Jillian Medoff, Joan Silber, joseph keckler, Julie Klam, Marcia LeBeau, Maud Casey, Min Jin Lee, Neil Olson, New York City, Norman Brannon, notable new york, Notable NYC, oel Remland, Sam Graham-Felsen, Sarah Gambito, Sasha Fletcher, Stacey D'erasmo, Stephanie Dickinson, Susan Tepper, Susannah Cahalan, T'ai Freedom Ford, Tommy Pico, Wesley Morris, William Kheun
We seem to find ourselves, as writers, standing amidst the last century’s discarded tropes of sexual identity. Recently, writers of all sexual permutations have been recycling this narrative architecture; reworking its stones and walls and windows; borrowing and transforming the old, four-square structures of identity into Gehry-like fantasias, curves, and spires. In the Boston Review, Stacey […]
Can domestic life and rock & roll flourish together in contemporary novels? Should they?
Tags: A Visit from the Goon Squad, art edwards, Brian Costello, Bud Smith, Dana Spiotta, Eleanor Henderson, F-250, High Fidelity, Losing in Gainesville, Nick Hornby, Rob Yardumian, rock & roll, rock and roll, roddy doyle, Stacey D'erasmo, Stone Arabia, Ten Thousand Saints, The Commitments, The Guts, The Sound of Songs Across the Water, The Wishbones, Tom Perrotta, Wonderland
It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]
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Your handy guide to the books that we reviewed at The Rumpus this week.
Tags: gary shteyngart, Gottland, john kendall hawkins, Mariusz Szczygiel, rumpus review of books, sarah trudgeon, Stacey D'erasmo, Super Sad True Love Story, Technocreep, Thomas H. McNeely, Thomas P. Keenan, Wonderland
Thomas H. McNeely reviews
Wonderland by Stacey D’Erasmo today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Novelist Stacey D’Erasmo sits down to discuss her latest book,
Wonderland, indie rock’s lack of a net, the appeal of visual artists, and what it means to put your entire self in your work. ...more
“Women are more likely than men to change form and style,” or so Stacey D’Erasmo writes in this New Yorker piece. Female artists tend to transform their work over the course of their careers, while male artists are more likely to remain faithful to the styles with which they make their debuts. If … the alienation […]
Thomas McNeeley reviews Stacey D’Erasmo’s THE ART OF INTIMACY today in The Rumpus Book Reviews.
A.J. Liebling once remarked that the authors of newspaper obituaries are “a frustrated and usually anonymous tribe.” That’s certainly true of Gabriel Collins, narrator of Stacey D’Erasmo’s unusual new novel, The Sky Below.