Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Alice McDermott, Andre Dubus III, Andrew Ridker, Angela Ledgerwood, Brad Richard, Brandon Taylor, C Pam Zhang, C. Morgan Babst, Cat Marnell, Claire Thomas, Clemantine Wamariya, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Darrin Doyle, Derrick Austin, Diana Whitney, edward hirsch, Emily Raboteau, Emma Straub, Erik Hoel, Franz Nicolay, Gabrielle Bluestone, Gina Frangello, Gina Nutt, Grace Lau, Hari Kunzru, Helen Oyeyemi, Howie Klein, James J. Siegel, Jeff VanderMeer, Jennifer Ballengee, Jennifer Franklin, joanna rakoff, Joseph Ross, Julia Alvarez, K.M. Szpara, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kate Flannery, Kate Lebo, Kathleen Ossip, Katie Booth, Kevin Kwan, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Laura Lindstedt, Leah McSweeney, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Leslie Jamison, Lisa Ko, Lydia Millet, Makenna Goodman, Margaree Little, Margaret Randall, Mariko Kitakubo, Martha King, Mateo Askaripour, Matthew Lippman, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Melissa Febos, Miguel Murphy, Morgan Jerkins, Nadia Hashimi, Notable Online, Peter Filkins, philip lopate, Phoebe Robinson, Rachel Kushner, Rosie Schaap, Saeed Jones, Sam J. Miller, Sandi Tan, Sanjena Sathian, Sara Gran, Sari Botton, Saumya Dave, Spencer Reece, Stephanie Burt, Steven Dunn, Tamiko Beyer, Victoria Chang, Vijay Seshadri, Will Alexander, Willy Vlautin, Zeno Robinson, zz packer
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history past, present, and future.
Tags: 1919, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, A Lucky Man, An Untamed State, Anagnorisis, Angie Thomas, Bestiary, Black History Month, Black Leopard Red Wolf, Blood Dazzler, bryan washington, Claudia Rankine, Colson Whitehead, DaMaris Hill, De'Shawn C. Winslow, Donika Kelly, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Eve Ewing, Ever Is a Long Time, Exiles of Eden, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Gingerbread, Go Ahead in the Rain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Heavy: An American Memoir, Helen Oyeyemi, Homegoing, How to Sit, Ibram X. Kendi, In West Mills, Jacinda Townsend, Jamel Brinkley, Jericho Brown, Jesmyn Ward, Keith S. Wilson, Kendra Allen, Kiese Laymon, Kimberlé Crenshaw, kyle dargan, Ladan Osman, Lot: Stories, Magical Negro, marlon james, Mat Johnson, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Morgan Parker, Mourner's Bench, Nabila Lovelace, Namwali Serpell, Nicole Dennis-Benn, On Intersectionality, On the Come Up, Patricia Smith, Patsy, Pym, Rion Amilcar Scott, Roxane Gay, Saint Monkey, Sanderia Faye, Sing Unburied Sing, Sons of Achilles, Stamped from the Beginning, Terrance Hayes, The Fire This Time, The Old Drift, The Tradition, The Underground Railroad, The White Card, The World Doesn't Require You, To Float In the Space Between, Tyrese Coleman, W. Ralph Eubanks, We Cast a Shadow, What to Read When, When You Learn the Alphabet, Yaa Gyasi, zz packer
The 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!
Tags: A House For Mr. Biswas, Alex Terrell, Ava Tomasula y Garcia, Celeste Mohammed, Charles Yu, cristina fries, Debra Magpie Earling, diane cook, Drew McCutchen, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Elinam Agbo, Ernie Wang, Grayson Morley, he Dream Life of Balso Snell, Helen Oyeyemi, Holly Black, Karen Tei Yamashita, Lauren Friedlander, Lin King, man v. nature, Mariana Enriquez, Maud Streep, Megan Hunter, Megan Tucker, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea, nathanael west, PEN, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories, Perma Red, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Sorry Please Thank You, Teffi, The End We Start From, Things We Lost in the Fire, Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Tithe, V.S. Naipaul, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, What to Read When, zz packer
Malinda McCollum discusses her debut story collection, THE SURPRISING PLACE.
Tags: adam johnson, adolescence, Amber Dermont, angela pneuman, Ann Joslin Williams, Anthony Varallo, Ben Neihart, Brandon Taylor, carmen maria machado, Cat Person, Christine Sneed, Coen Brothers, Curtis Sittenfeld, Daniel Orozco, Des Moines, Doug Dorst, Ed Schwarzschild, iowa, Jamel Brinkley, jordan ellenberg, Julie Orringer, Juniper Prize, lauren groff, Malinda McCollum, Mark Jude Poirier, mary gaitskill, Midwest, Nathan Englander, Ron Nyren, Roxane Gay, short fiction, short stories, teenagers, The Surprising Place, unlikable characters, Venita Blackburn, Y2k, zz packer
Renee Simms discusses her debut collection,
Meet Behind Mars, leaving law to become a writer, and writing through major life changes. ...more
Tags: adoption, Amina Gautier, Arizona State University, At-Risk, black women, Chinelo Okparanta, community, danielle evans, debut collection, Deesha Philyaw, Desiree Cooper, Difficult Women, edwidge danticat, first book, Happiness Like Water, Helen Oyeyemi, humor, Kathleen Collins, Know the Mother, Krik? Krak!, lawyer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meet Behind Mars, MFA, motherhood, mothers, Now We Will Be Happy, Racism, Renee Simms, Selena Anderson, sexism, short fiction, short stories, teaching, teaching writing, The Loss of All Lost Things, University of Puget Sound, Venita Blackburn, Visible: Women Writers of Color, VONA, Wayne State University Press, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love, zz packer
Abigail Ulman talks about her debut collection
Hot Little Hands, the limitations of the cultural narrative, her paralyzing pre-publication fears, and why she loves adolescent narrators. ...more
Tags: Abigail Ulman, abortion, Abuse, activism, adolescence, Beetlejuice, Bret Easton Ellis, debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Drown, Emma Winsor Wood, eroticism, femininity, feminism, fiction, first book, Girls, HBO, hot little hands, How to Breathe Underwater, humor, immigration, interview, Julie Orringer, Junot Diaz, kanye west, Lena Dunham, less than zero, millenials, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Point Break, pop culture, Sex, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, short fiction, short stories, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, winona ryder, women, women writers, zz packer
Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction,
Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told. ...more
Tags: #LitinColor, 1960s, activist, African-American surrealist, all things considered, Alzheimer's, attorney, Audrey Niffenegger, Barbara Kingsolver, Best African American Fiction 2010, Breastfeeding, Buddha in the Attic, Callaloo, Cave Canem, Charlotte’s Web, childbirth, Civil Rights Movement, Colorado, Deesha Philyaw, Desiree Cooper, detroit, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Detroit Noir, edwidge danticat, feminism, feminist, flash fictions, florida, gender, gender equality, gender roles, Graveyard Love, invisibility, Japan, journalism, journalist, Julie Otsuka, Karen Miller, Kate Atkinson, Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, Know the Mother, law school, lawyer, Life After Life, loss, M. L. Liebler, Made in Michigan Writers Series, marriage, maryland, Michael Cunningham, Miscarriage, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, New Mexico, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Princess Lily, private lives of women, race, racial identity, Ralph Ellison, reproductive rights, Second Sleep, sexism, single mother, single motherhood, Texas, The Hours, The Poisonwood Bible, The Time Traveler's Wife, Tidal Basin Review, Toi Derricotte, Virginia, visible, Wayne State University Press, Weekend America, women's rights, Women’s Movement, writers of color, zz packer
Story|Houston published a beautiful story this week in their Fall 2014 issue, all of which centers around the theme of family, functional or otherwise. “Termites” tells the story of Tamara, aka Tam or Tam-Tam, a youngish woman living in and trying to take care of/sell her family’s childhood home on Staten Island. As you might […]
Tags: Barry Hannah, darcey steinke, george saunders, gloria clemente, graywolf press, matt buchanan, story houston, the art of, the art of voice, the awl, The Millions, the new yorker, the tenth of december, this week in short fiction, zz packer
In his By the Book interview at the New York Times, Colson Whitehead claims he doesn’t know the name of his all-time favorite novelist: …because they never wrote anything. They had no inkling they had a knack for writing, so instead channeled that talent into being really nice to family, friends and strangers. It seems […]