As fans of the literary podcast, we’re happy to hear that the fine people at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore have started one of their own. The first episode of their bimonthly podcast features Colum McCann in conversation with Phil Klay, along with reviews of books by Emma Straub and Joan Silber.
Afternoon Bites: Warren Ellis on Writing, Colum McCann’s Soccer Poetry, Daniel Alarcón, Horror Films, and More
Thoughts on Daniel Alarcón’s new novel; Warren Ellis on writing; soccer poetry from Colum McCann; the Arcade Fire’s latest album; and more.
Morning Bites: Nobel odds, Esquire short fiction, Book Riot, Stephen King on horror flicks, and more
Place your bets on the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Esquire wants you to write 78 words of fiction. If it’s good, you can go study with Colum McCann. Book Riot has launched. We think it might be the future. Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk is officially a man without a religion. Tonight on Turner Classic Movies, an hour of Stephen King talking about horror movies. Over at Salon, Scott Timberg’s essay on the ” hollowing out of the creative […]
Last November, Mark Asch of L Magazine asked, “So Now Who’s Going to Run the Paris Review?” “I’m assuming they’re hiring from outside rather than inside—should probably be a renowned writer in his or her own right, and well-connected in the American and European literary community; but also someone with experience in the world, through writing (as a critic, reader and editor) and as a traveler and/or reporter, with a wide-angle view of world politics and literature. Someone of both […]
Bites: Hemon and McCann Talk, Jack London’s 134th Birthday, Because Paul Auster Says so, Yummy Fur, and More
Aleksandar Hemon talks with with Colum McCann nin the new issue of The Believer. I love both writers, but I put this at the top so I could post the Tony Millionaire illustration. People care that it’s the 134th anniversary of Jack London’s birth. If Paul Auster says that Paul Auster is putting out a new novel, it must be true. Steve Almond weighs in on Katie Roiphe’s males writers and sex fiction piece. Weird writer rituals. Dave Eggers talks […]
Bites: Dr. Seuss Frenching, Judah Friedlander, The Tallest Man on Earth is in the stairwell, Andrew Bird, J.J. Abrams not caring about fat people).
We just got on that Twitter thing. Follow us @vol1brooklyn for all sorts of stuff you won’t see here, and updates to stuff you will. C’est l’heure! Translations of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham and Horton Hears a Who are being released in France. Personally, I’m wondering why this hasn’t happened yet. Additionally, Bookslut profiled the ever-quirky children’s author this month, and it turns out he was pretty astonishing and misunderstood, which I suppose isn’t much of a surprise. […]