“When I teach, my biggest hobby horse is specificity . . . Even boring people are specifically boring.”
Tags: 100 Boyfriends, Ariel Delgado Dixon, brontez purnell, Chirstopher Gonzalez, Dawson’s Creek, Detransition Baby, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Fernanda Melchor, fish soup, Hurricane Season, I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat, Jenn Shapland, Margarita Garcia Robayo, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Natsuo Kirino, Out, Sheila Heti, The Memory Police, Torrey Peters, troubled teens, Yoko Ogawa
Laraine Herring shares a reading list to celebrate A CONSTELLATION OF GHOSTS.
Tags: 10 Cloverfield Lane, A Constellation of Ghosts, Akwaeke Emezi, Amy Tan, Anna Joy Springer, Ariel Gore, Carole Maso, Del Samatar, Drifts, Freshwater, Gayle Brandeis, J. Nicole Jones, Kate Zambreno, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Low Country, Many Restless Concerns, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Monster Portraits, Sofia Samatar, Summer in the City of Roses, The Art Lover, The Chronology of Water, The Memory Police, The Opposite of Fate, We Were Witches, What to Read When, Yoko Ogawa
Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto share a reading list to celebrate TINY NIGHTMARES.
Tags: Ahmed Saadawi, Amatka, Anna Summers, Carolina Sanín, Deborah Smith, Fever Dream, Flann O’Brien, Frankenstein in Baghdad, Han Kang, Helen Oyeyemi, Human Acts, Jonathan Wright, Karin Tidbeck, keith gessen, Lincoln Michel, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Megan MacDowell, Mexican Gothic, nadxieli nieto, Nick Caistor, revenge, Samanta Schweblin, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Stephen Snyder, The Children, The Third Policeman, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby, Tiny Nightmares, Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror, What to Read When, White Is for Witching, Yoko Ogawa
The 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!
Tags: Andre Aciman, Ani Cooney, Ann Patchett, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of a Face, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Best Debut Short Stories, Best Debut Short Stories 2020, catapult, Commonwealth, Damitri Martinez, Dau Prize, David Kelly Lawrence, deb olin unferth, Enigma Variations, G.K. Chesterton, Gaston Bachelard, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Joy Williams, Kikuko Tsumura, Kristen Sahaana Surya, Lillian Ross, Lucy Grealy, Lysley Tenorio, Matthew Jeffrey Vegari, Maya Angelou, Mbozi Haimbe, Mohit Manohar, Monstress, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, PEN, Picture, Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Sena Moon, Shannon Sanders, State of Grace, The God of Small Things, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, The Poetics of Space, Tracy O'Neill, Valerie Hegarty, What to Read When, Willa C. Richards, Yoko Ogawa, yuka igarashi
Megan Giddings discusses her debut novel, LAKEWOOD.
Tags: Animorphs, Barry Jenkins, black culture, bodies, body horror, Bootsy Collins, C Pam Zhang, capitalism, college, coming of age, Cord Jefferson, debut novel, family, Gutshot, health insurance, healthcare, Jesmyn Ward, kelly link, Kerry James Marshall, key and peele, Lakewood, lisa hanawalt, Lorna Simpson, Mariah Carey, Megan Giddings, Michigan, Mickalene Thomas, Missy Elliott, money, Moonlight, mothers, mothers and daughters, Owosso, Parable of the Sower, racial inequality, Racism, realism, revenge, science fiction, Son House, Southern Reach, surrealism, Toni Morrison, Watchmen, Yoko Ogawa
A list of books written by women, translated by women, and in many instances, both!
Tags: A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor, Alejandra Piznarik, Alison L. Strayer, Ann Goldstein, Anna Swir, Annie Ernaux, Asa Yoneda, Banana Yoshimoto, Basma Abdel Aziz, Bright Scythe, Chi-Young Kim, Chika Sagawa, Christina MacSweeney, Clarice Lispector, Czeslaw Milosz, Death in Spring, Deborah Smith, Eileen Chang, elena ferrante, Elisabeth Jaquette, Emily Wilson, Empty Set, Extracting the Stone of Madness, Gustave Flaubert, Half a Lifelong Romance, Han Kang, Karen S. Kingsbury, Kate Briggs, Katrina Dodson, Khaled Mattawa, Kyung-Sook Shin, Leonard Nathan, lydia davis, Martha Tennent, Mercè Rodoreda, Moshi Moshi, Noémi Lefebvre, Patty Crane, Please Look After Mom, Sawako Nakayasu, sophie lewis, Talking to My Body, Tanella Boni, The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn, The Housekeeper and the Professor, the odyssey, The Queue, The Story of My Teeth, The Vegetarian, The Years, This Little Art, Todd Fredson, Tomas Tranströmer, translation, translator, Troubling Love, Valeria Luiselli, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, What to Read When, Women in Translation, Women in Translation Month, Yoko Ogawa, Yvette Siegert
Carmen Maria Machado discusses her debut story collection,
Her Body and Other Parties, her favorite horror writers and movies, and writing the book(s) she’s always wanted to read. ...more
Tags: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Achy Obejas, Anne Rivers Siddons, Bennett Sims, bisexuality, Book Club, Carmen Marie Machado, ethan nosowsky, Get Out, graywolf, Helen Oyeyemi, Her Body and Other Parties, horror, horror movies, It Follows, Jennifer Egan, Jenny Zhang, joyce carol oates, Law and Order: SVU, Lesley Nneka Arimah, LGBTQ, Lindy West, Manhattan Beach, Marisa Siegel, memoir, Nathan Ballingrud, queer, REC, residency, Rumpus Book Club, Shirley Jackson, short fiction, short stories, Shrill, Sofia Samatar, Sour Heart, tender, The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, The Descent, The Others, The Tower of the Antilles, The Witch, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, White Dialogues, William Trevor, Yoko Ogawa
This week brings us two stories in translation. First, “Six Days in Glorious Vienna,” at Hobart, is a quiet story with a punch. By Japanese author Yoko Ogawa and translated by Stephen Snyder, the story is part of the anthology A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance, released on Thursday by Irish publisher Tramp Press. […]