In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Steph Cha and Crissy Van Meter, an interview with Shopping, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amy Klein on Kurt Vile, Bowie’s Diagrams, Colm Tóibín, David Abrams on World Book Night, and More
“Now some small part of the grand tradition of the lone American troubadour belongs only to him. He is a natural and unaffected heir to its tropes of the individual. And by now, on his fifth album, he sounds like an elder statesman of a country of his own making — one located somewhere between past and present, inside and outside, complete isolation and complete connection.” Amy Klein on Kurt Vile’s latest. Kory Grow on the last days of Bleecker […]
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.