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The Luxury of Choice: Talking with Joanne Ramos

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Joanne Ramos discusses her debut novel, THE FARM.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #172: Leanne Shapton

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“I see objects and things as reliquaries that can hold stories.”

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Telling the Story of Now: A Conversation with Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli discusses her new novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE.

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What to Read When You’re Coming of [Old] Age

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Governor Madeleine Kunin shares a list of books to celebrate her new memoir, COMING OF AGE.

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Heartbreak and Hair Dye: Talking with Amy Feltman

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Amy Feltman discusses her debut novel, WILLA & HESPER.

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Circling Backwards, Snaking Sideways: Talking with Sharlene Teo

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Sharlene Teo discusses her debut novel, PONTI.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #145: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

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“Categories are, by definition, externally created and applied.”

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We’re All Unreliable Narrators: Talking with R.O. Kwon

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R.O. Kwon discusses her debut novel, THE INCENDIARIES.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Meghan Flaherty

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Meghan Flaherty discusses her debut memoir, Tango Lessons, how the book found its current format, and writing a memoir at a young age.

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Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

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Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

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Reading Other People’s Mail: Talking with Michelle Dean

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Michelle Dean discusses Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, literary legends, and the absence of Black writers from the narrative.

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What to Read When You Want to Read about Feminist Saints

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A list from Julia Pierpont to celebrate the release of The Little Book of Feminist Saints.

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The House of Fiction Has Many Rooms: Talking with Sigrid Nunez

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Sigrid Nunez discusses her seventh novel, The Friend, her fondness for writing about animals, and the ways the literary world has changed.

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Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills

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Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what’s next.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #120: Jeannie Vanasco

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“If you’ve ever seen a video by somebody running and filming at the same time, that’s what the world looked like: shaky, fast, in and out of focus.”

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The Night Is Itself a Novel: Talking with Lidija Dimkovska

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Lidija Dimkovska discusses A Spare Life, living through the break-up of Yugoslavia, her writing style, and where she now feels most at home.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #97: Peg Alford Pursell

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Peg Alford Pursell discusses SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW, openness, brevity, lyricism, and the benefit of dwelling in our emotions.

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The Human Cost: Discussing Political Storytelling with Olivia Kate Cerrone

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Olivia Kate Cerrone discusses her novella The Hunger Saint and the significance of historical fiction.

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There Is No Answer: Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles

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As Sentilles makes clear, she is against the wars the United States is currently involved in, and war in general, but she’s critical of what that means.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Grace

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After the anger came a deep, resigned sadness, as if her cruise were canceled at the last minute. She’s stuck on the shore of her life, watching everyone she loves sail into the distance.

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What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #79: Kelcey Parker Ervick

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The woman whose face appears on the Czech five-hundred koruna doesn’t appear there without consequence. During the late 19th century, politically active Božena Němcová was an innovator of Czech literature. Twenty-first century writer Kelcey Parker Ervick continues Němcová’s legacy in her own fairy tale-like work: a biographical collage, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová. Comprised […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Elkin

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Writer and academic Lauren Elkin discusses her latest book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, the freedoms and constraints of urban space for women, and the power of first person.

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