Chelsea Martin’s novella Mickey opens with a lyric from Matchbox 20’s “3AM,” a song that seems like its about a break-up, but is in fact about Rob Thomas’s relationship with his mom. Similarly, Mickey might seem like its about a break-up—the first scene is, after all, the unnamed protagonist breaking up with her boyfriend, Mickey—but there’s something else happening below the surface. Through a series of vignettes, the book unfolds to be about a young woman’s relationship with her estranged […]
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2016 Book Preview
Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]
Weekend Bites: Chelsea Martin Interviewed, Clipping, Writers on Solitude, Anna Noyes, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Chelsea Martin, thoughts on books by Leigh Stein and Anna Noyes, and more.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed Kelly Link, CLMP Firecracker Awards, Amelia Gray’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Kelly Link interviewed by Helen Oyeyemi, reviews of books from Maggie Nelson and Amelia Gray, new nonfiction from Chelsea Martin, and more.
Morning Bites: Chelsea Martin’s Mix, Matt Kish’s Illustrations, Walter Kirn Interviewed, Joyce Maynard, and More
An interview with Walter Kirn; chatting with Matt Kish about his literary illustrations; Chelsea Martin’s mixtape for Electric Literature; and more.
Bites: Obsessed Over a Chelsea Martin Drawing, Big Winners, UK Atheists, Nick Cave’s Bad Sex Writing, and More
The Rumpus has a chat with writer/artist, Chelsea Martin. Everything Was Fine Until Whatever is her book on Future Tense Publishing, and thanks to the interview, I’ve become obsessed with the above drawing. “Frankly we would have been offended if he wasn’t shortlisted.” Nick Cave’s publisher on his nomination for the best of bad sex writing. Colum McCann is the National Book Award winner. Yippie! Gore Vidal and Dave Eggers also won. Greil Marcus as editor of the The Paris […]