In our morning reading: revisiting the works of Claude McKay and Fernando Pessoa, Antoine Wilson recommends books, and more.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s January 2022 Book Preview
New year? New books. January marks a strong beginning to what looks like another excellent literary year. You’ve got thought-provoking nonfiction, transportive fiction, and candid and enduring memoir all on the table. If you’re staying close to home due to cold weather or, er, other reasons this month, you’ve got plenty of new reading material to choose from.
Afternoon Bites: The History of “Fobbit,” Eating While Reading, Literature’s Best Narrators, and More
At the Emerging Writers Network, Dan Wickett shares his role in the origin of David Abrams’s novel Fobbit. (Which just got a fine review in the Times.) Antoine Wilson shares his list of literature’s best narrators. Jo Walton’s Among Others has won the British Fantasy Award. The Paris Review‘s Sadie Stein has some recommendations for those who like to eat while reading. Ethan Nosowsky was interviewed on the Notebook on Cities and Culture podcast. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.