In our weekend reading: a playlist from Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, fiction by Kristine Ong Muslim, thoughts on the fiction of Jo Walton, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Barbara Comyns, Mark Doty Nonfiction, Richard Chiem, Laird Barron Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the writings and art of Barbara Comyns, new work by Richard Chiem, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: A Kelly Link Primer, Drake and Canada, Sean H. Doyle Book Trailer, Jo Walton, Lead Belly Retrospective, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on the stories of Kelly Link and the novels of Jo Walton, Ann Powers on transgression and pop music, Carl Wilson on Drake and Canada, the new issue of Guernica, and more.
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.
Afternoon links for February 7, ranging from Anne Carson’s “Nox” to James Sturm’s look at the history of Marvel Comics.
Indexing: Bradbury signs, Gang Gang Dance DJs, Jo Walton’s “Among Others,” Johnny after The Smiths, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll “She was looking at a record called Anarchy in the U.K. by a group called the Sex Pistols. It was a very ugly cover, but I am quite interested in anarchism because of The Dispossessed.” That’s from Jo Walton’s Among Others, a novel set in 1979 about a young woman named Morwenna attending an English boarding school. She reads voraciously; she expounds at length on the science fiction and fantasy that she’s encountering, and this […]