In our afternoon reading: thoughts on music by Vivien Goldman and fiction by Matt Bell, an interview with Kathleen Hanna, and much more.
From surreal fiction to insightful guides to the intersection of design and crime in everyday life to elegantly constructed memoirs to updated versions of beloved stories, the books due out in April cover a wide range of topics and styles. Here are a few of the books that have caught our eye, from noteworthy debuts to new works from some of our favorite writers.
We’re very excited about the forthcoming publication of Jane Liddle’s collection Murder by 421 Atlanta. We’ve published her fiction here at Vol.1 Brooklyn, and we’re honored to be presenting her book release party at WORD this April. Joining her for readings will be Sean H. Doyle and Hannah Sloane. All three will read, followed by a conversation between Doyle and Liddle.
Death and Daydreams by Jane Liddle In Elena Ferrante’s third novel in her Neapolitan series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the narrator, Elanu, states that she wishes her longtime best friend Lila would die. “I felt that I would never free myself from that inferiority, and that seemed to me intolerable. I wish—and I couldn’t keep the wish at bay . . . that she really was ill and would die.” It’s an unflattering revelation, one that I […]