In the news:
The new issue of Paris Review is out. Appearances by Lydia Davis, Dennis Cooper, Geoff Dyer, and more. Benjamin Hale contributes an essay over at Fortnight Journal. While we were busy cooking hot dogs and celebrating not having to labor, everybody wrote about Tavi Gevinson’s new site Rookie. We’re excited about it also, so we figured if for some reason you missed out on hearing about it, we just hooked you up. Today Jill Abramson begins as executive editor at […]
The Penguin Classics influenced art of Harland Miller. Not totally what we would have picked for the ten best indie bookstores in New York. (No BookCourt???) “I like being on assignment. There’s something exciting about having a mission to go out into the world and report on what I see. Of course it’s a memoir and it’s personal, but I’m also interested in conveying what’s actually going on out there. I see the relationship as concrete, which is why I […]
Tonight we present the first of our new monthly Story Series to take place at the fantastic Brooklyn Winery. We’re excited to be working with our pals from Fortnight Journal to bring you this month’s edition, which we’ve gotta say, is pretty fricken sweet. Benjamin Hale: Author, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore. (Read our interview with Benjamin) Adam Wilson (Author of the forthcoming novel, “Flatscreen”) Julia Jackson: Author, Electric Literature contributor (Read Julia’s fiction here) More info and RSVP available […]
Posted by Jason Diamond There comes a point when you know something has begun to slowly reach the masses — or at least the sort of masses you’re comfortable with it reaching. Last year it was Joshua Cohen’s Witz, or as a bunch of people called it, “the huge Jewish book.” The other day I told somebody that Benjamin Hale was reading at our upcoming Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series (with Adam Wilson and Julia Jackson, on Thursday at Brooklyn […]
Ron Hogan wants you to read The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. This is what an Ayn Rand dating site would look like. Mailer vs. Vidal, Hemingway vs. everybody who bothered him when he was drunk, and other good literary fights. A video of Denis Johnson reading. Don’t worry everybody: Huffington Post will not turn AOL leftist. So all of you people who were thinking that would be the case, please rest a little bit easier.