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The Dangerous Myth of the “Perfect Victim”: A Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage

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Jonathan Parks-Ramage discusses his debut novel, YES, DADDY.

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Subverting the Wild West: A Conversation with Anna North

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Anna North discusses her new novel, OUTLAWED.

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The Desire for a Pain-Free Existence: Talking with Karen Tucker

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Karen Tucker discusses her debut novel, BEWILDERNESS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sayantani Dasgupta

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“I wanted to write a story that doesn’t shy away from the problems but one that’s also hopeful.”

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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Girl Power: Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks

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But this is We Ride Upon Sticks: someone’s perm falls out, someone becomes prom queen.

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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Telling Our Own Stories: A Conversation with Kate Reed Petty

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Kate Reed Petty discusses her debut novel, TRUE STORY.

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Lingering on Darkness: Sleepovers by Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

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When Ashleigh Bryant Phillips lets loose, she can shock.

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Nothing Gets Solved: Talking with Kevin Nguyen

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Kevin Nguyen discusses his debut novel, NEW WAVES.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #211: Rachel Vorona Cote

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“Ultimately, this is who I am. I can only write honestly, and from where I live.”

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Expunging the Bogeyman: Sady Doyle’s Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

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The root of these imagined, monstrous versions of women, Doyle argues, is fear.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #196: Cathy Ulrich

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“I hope it will mean as much to readers as it does to me.”

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Driven from the Village with Pitchforks

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“Monster” is a good name for anything you want to destroy.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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Love, Marriage, and the Bicultural Identity: Talking with Huda Al-Marashi

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Huda Al-Marashi discusses her new memoir, FIRST COMES MARRIAGE.

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You Like That, Baby?: The Myth of Feminine Mystery

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“It’s like a damn Rubik’s cube down there!”

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Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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The Unexpected Feminism of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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Perhaps it’s more productive then to think about Rebecca’s craziness as a source of sanity in a crazy world in which women are routinely disregarded.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Aurvi Sharma

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Aurvi Sharma discusses her memoir-in-progress, finding inspiration in ancient women’s voices, and writing against erasure.

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The Rumpus Review of Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

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Parker set out to bring a different kind of “slavery movie” to audiences. And it is different.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, Karen Russell of Swamplandia! fame has a new story in The New Yorker that unearths the self-deceptions beneath what we often think is love, and also unearths a body. In “The Bog Girl,” a teenage boy named Cillian digs up the 2,000-year-old body of a girl that has been perfectly preserved by a […]

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