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Gina Nutt author of Night Rooms: Essays

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Gina Nutt


ABOUT the author

Gina Nutt is the author of the essay collection Night Rooms and the poetry collection Wilderness Champion. She earned her MFA from Syracuse University. Her writing has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Joyland, Ninth Letter, and other publications.
Find out more here: ginanutt.com
Instagram: @ginagail


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"In writing both revelatory and intimate, Nutt probes the most frightening aspects of life in such a way that she manages to shed light and offer understanding even about those things that lurk in the deepest and darkest of shadows."
—Kristin Iversen, Refinery29


Interviews
Read:
Little Village
 interview with Gina Nutt | 4/24/2021
Sarah Elgatian interviewed author Gina Nutt, whose debut essay collection Night Rooms was featured as part of the 2021 Mission Creek Festival: Duos reading. Their conversation ranged from Nutt's background in poetry and how it informed her essay collection, the genre of horror as an art form, how the seamless flow of the collection was attained, and so much more!

Write or Die Tribe interview with Gina Nutt | 5/10/2021
Kailey Brennan spoke with author Gina Nutt about her debut essay collection Night Rooms, why we love horror movies, unexpected ideas that emerge in revisions, and so much more!

The Rumpus interview with Gina Nutt | 5/13/2021
Katya Buresh interviews the author of Night Rooms: Essays, Gina Nutt, about favorite horror movies, the theme of water in her essay collection, what it’s like to exist as a manifestation of the final girl, plus, feisty internet connections, cats, and so much more!

The Believer interview with Gina Nutt | 4/20/2021
Jeannie Vanasco — author of the memoirs Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl and The Glass Eye, and an assistant professor of English at Towson University — spoke with Night Rooms author Gina Nutt about how also being a poet informed the writing of her debut essay collection, her writing process, demon cats, other people's dreams, and so much more!

The Smart Set interview with Gina Nutt | 4/8/2021
Melinda Lewis speaks with author Gina Nutt about her debut collection of essays, Night Rooms. They talk about 1990s mall culture, operating between implicit and explicit, how Gina's background in poetry worked with narrative prose, and so much more!

Maudlin House interview with Gina Nutt | 4/16/2021
Gauraa Shekhar spoke with Gina Nutt about her debut collection of essays, Night Rooms, growing an essay into a book-length project, the manifestation of upstate New York in her work, and life during covid quarantine, and so much more!

LIGEIA Magazine interview with author Gina Nutt | Spring 2021
Sean Sam spoke with author Gina Nutt about her debut essay collection Night Rooms, her major influences both in poetry and nonfiction, her favorite horror or thriller movie recommendations, what’s next the writer, and more!"

Watch:
The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series, April 2021 edition
Gina Nutt reads from her debut collection of essays, Night Rooms, essay number 6.

Listen:
 Episode 3 of Origin Podcast: "Gina Nutt (Night Rooms) on Horror and the Power of What Goes Unsaid" | July 22, 2021
Phillip Russel and Ben Thorp, co-hosts of Origin Podcast, speak with Gina Nutt about "her relationship to horror movies and how that's informed her approach to writing. Gina's writing is constantly finding a way to make real what goes unsaid — and to make essays that, not unlike a horror movie, revolve around a thing that may never appear onscreen." Listen now!

Otherppl with Brad Listi Podcast episode 705 with Gina Nutt | 5/5/2021
Host Brad Listi and Gina Nutt, the author of Night Rooms: Essays, speak about such far ranging topics as why every author needs a mic, horror movies and getting older, being patient with the writing process, the details of how Night Rooms came to be written, experiencing the haunting loss of suicide, and so much more!

Bookin’ Podcast (episode 137) with Gina Nutt | 6/21/2021
Host Jason Jefferies is joined by Gina Nutt, author of Night Rooms, to discuss using horror films as a framing device for life experiences, whether Titanic is a horror film, the shifting of the public perception of sharks between Jaws and Sharknado, beauty pageants, home buying courses, and much more!

Wake Island Podcast with Gina Nutt - Night Room‪s | 3/31/2021
Host Paul Kwiatkowski talks with the author of Night Rooms: Essays about the enchantment of malls, movies like It Follows/Poltergeists/Showgirls, child beauty pageants, synesthesia, pandemic dreams, the final girl archetype, and the lost magic of video stores.

Burned By Books Podcast, Episode 11: Gina Nutt, Called to the Void | 3/27/2021
Host Chris Holmes speaks with Night Rooms: Essays author Gina Nutt about metaphors, sharks, what we fear most, body image, and so much more!

Largehearted Boy, Gina Nutt's musical playlist for Night Rooms | 4/21/2021
In the Book Notes series from David Gutowski's Largehearted Boy, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. In Gina Nutt's own words: "The essays in Night Rooms splice personal history with horror film imagery. It’s a moody book filled with dreamy detours, lyrical interludes, movie night flickers, and reflections on 'final girls.' Theme songs and soundtracks can hinge our hearts to films we remember. In that spirit, I’ve compiled the following playlist, which embodies the book’s emotional landscape." Check it out!

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