In our weekend reading: interviews with John Domini and Matana Roberts, where Stephen King and T.S. Eliot converge, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Halle Butler Interviewed, Shiromi Pinto, John Domini’s Playlist, W.G. Sebald, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Halle Butler and Naomi Booth, a playlist from John Domini, and more.
Morning Bites: Rion Amilcar Scott, Colson Whitehead’s Latest, Six Organs of Admittance, S P Miskowski Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Rion Amilcar Scott and Colson Whitehead, a playlist from John Domini, and more.
In our morning reading: delving into Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, reviews of books by John Domini and Juliet Escoria, and more.
Risto— Aristofano Al’Kair— is a rarity in contemporary Italy, an immigrant success story out of Africa. Born in Mogadishu, he’s earned Italian citizenship and lives in Naples with a wife native to the city, and here he runs a successful art gallery in a good neighborhood. Here near the novel’s start, a couple of disturbing developments have left Risto unsettled, heading on foot up from downtown to a sketchier neighborhood, home to his distant relative Eftah. This older immigrant is gay and has shakier legal standing, in Italy, yet has made a home and remains Risto’s closest thing to family.
Afternoon Bites: Dorothea Lasky on Creativity, Natalie Eilbert, John Domini Interviewed, “Unknown Pleasures” at 40, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Dorothea Lasky, looking back at a classic album from Joy Division, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring new novels by Max Porter and Isabel Waidner, an interview with Juliet Escoria, and more.
What does the month of June have in store for us? When it comes to books, plenty. A few debut novels we’ve been excited about since they were first announced, some new works by longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorites, and some works in translation that promise to expand our horizons. Here’s a look at some of the books that have us most intrigued for the month to come.