In our morning reading: an interview with Fiona Maazel, new writing from Porochista Khakpour, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Sarah Gerard Interviewed, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and More
In our afternoon reading: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, an interview with Sarah Gerard, a review of Fiona Maazel’s latest novel, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s April 2017 Book Preview
As we careen headlong into the season of spring, the weather is growing warmer, the trees are growing greener, and new books are continuing to make their way into the world. April in particular abounds with essay and short story collections that have caught our eye, from debut works to collected editions that span the arc of a career. This isn’t to say that collections make up the entirety of the list you’re about to read; you’ll also find fiction […]
Weekend Bites: A Teju Cole Excerpt, 90s Squatters, Talking with Jesse Ball, Maud Newton, and More
For your weekend reading: interviews with David Grubbs and Fiona Maazel, an excerpt from Teju Cole’s latest, new essays from Maud Newton and Cari Luna, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Francine Prose on Dreams, Fiona Maazel Interviewed, Annotating Nick Antosca, Patti Smith in New Orleans, and More
Kelefa Sanneh on David Graeber? We will read that, yes. Francine Prose on dreams in fiction. Martin Scorsese’s long-in-the-works adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s Silence may have found its lead. Hanging out with Patti Smith in New Orleans. Nick Antosca’s story “Rat Beast” gets the Rap Genius treatment. Dani Shapiro’s “My Avatar, My Self” is good reading. Chicago art and vampire bats. Fiona Maazel was on the Other People Podcast. James Greer was interviewed by Joyland. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, […]
#tobyreads: Variations on Seclusion From Fiona Maazel, Matt Bell, Stefan Zweig, and Harry Mathews
There can be a literary virtue in seclusion. Whether a long narrative is constrained to a reduced number of characters or settings (what I like to call the “person in a room talking” novel) or making use of themes related to isolation, memorable results are capable in either instance. Loneliness and solitude are essential elements to the human condition; they can be as liberating as the feeling of walking alone through a city that’s not your own, half-buzzed on coffee, […]
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Schaal, “Watch the Throne” Poetry, Judee Sill, Justin Taylor on Fiona Maazel, and More
Mairead Case’s “All Will Be Well” is the best essay we’ve read in a long while. (It mentions Judee Sill, hence the choice of image.) Justin Taylor on Fiona Maazel’s Woke Up Lonely. That time The Field remixed At the Drive-In…. Jesse David Fox on Kristen Schaal’s comedy special: “Schaal takes the expectation of revising expectations as a sort of false buildup for silliness.” Brandon Stosuy interviewed Richard Hell. John Parker on Sean Murphy’s comic book Punk Rock Jesus: “the most innovative, […]
“Betrayal”: Live at Franklin Park with Heidi Julavits, Touré, Fiona Maazel, Leah Umansky, and Joseph Riippi
Franklin Park, just off the prettier end of Eastern Parkway and Franklin Avenue, has quickly become perhaps the best place in Brooklyn to see live literature. Thanks to the superb efforts of host and curator Penina Roth, who verifies that success comes from being kind to anyone and everyone, the high pedigree of authors who’ve graced the Franklin Park Reading Series at 618 St. John’s Place in recent months has included Jennifer Egan, Rick Moody, Mary Gaitskill, Michael Showalter, […]