In our morning reading: thoughts on memoirs by Carmen Maria Machado and Karen Stefano, Liz Phair on her new memoir, and more.
Karen Stefano‘s memoir What A Body Remembers is an absolutely harrowing literary work. Initially it focuses on Stefano’s experience of an assault and what came next — but it turns into something even more complex as the years go by. Stefano explores questions of justice and empathy throughout the book, and there’s a moment towards the end that made me gasp in shock. I talked with Stefano about the origins of her memoir, its structure, and the themes she grapples with within it.
Morning Bites: Brian Evenson, Karen Stefano Interviewed, Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, Demi Adejuyigbe, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Brian Evenson and Karen Stefano, thoughts on Black Midi’s new album, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring Liu Cixin’s fiction, a review of Karen Stefano’s memoir, and more.
Morning Bites: Kyle Bobby Dunn, Maaza Mengiste, Karen Stefano’s Recommendations, David Shields, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Kyle Bobby Dunn and Brian Evenson, book recommendations from Karen Stefano, 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.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Arnett, Tony Horwitz Remembered, Karen Stefano Interviewed, Nick de Semlyen, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kristen Arnett’s new novel, an interview with Karen Stefano, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeanette Winterson, Michele Filgate Interviewed, Sam J. Miller Fiction, David Berman, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Jeanette Winterson, new music from David Berman, and more.