In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ian King and Blake Schwarzenbach, a review of Maryse Meijer’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Rebecca Belmore’s Art, Ian King, International Literature, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Ian King, delving into art history, and more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
As anyone who’s explored metadata, Wikipedia, or the hierarchies of self-created musical definitions can attest, music can be subdivided into a nearly-infinite array of genres, subgenres, movements, and styles. In his new book Appetite For Definition, Ian King delves into the history, aesthetics, and ups and downs of rock genres. As longtime admirers of King’s music writing, we’re thrilled to be co-hosting this event; Vol.1 Brooklyn Managing Editor Tobias Carroll will be in conversation with King.
Morning Bites: Patrick deWitt Interviewed, Sunny Day Real Estate, Revisiting Rachel Ingalls, Esther Kinsky, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Patrick deWitt and Thalia Zedek, an excerpt from a newly-translated book by Esther Kinsky, and more.
Morning Bites: Hermione Hoby Interviewed, Janice Lee, Shelly Oria’s Advice, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new writing by Janice Lee, and much more.