Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado‘s debut collection, is a surreal powerhouse of a book. It encompasses everything from a plague that causes women to fade away to the life of a woman living out a horrific folktale to strange reimagining of Law & Order: SVU. Earlier this week, Her Body and Other Parties was announced as one of the titles longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Earlier this fall, Machado and I conversed about the collection, unlikely […]
Afternoon Bites: Panio Gianopolous, Kevin Brockmeier on Leandro Sarmatz, Against Writer’s Block, and More
Panio Gianopolous’s A Familiar Beast can be pre-ordered as of today. Also, antlers. The case for Ursula K. Le Guin. Kevin Brockmeier would like to tell you about Leandro Sarmatz. Tips on avoiding writer’s block from 13 noteworthy writers. Adam Fitzgerald’s collection The Late Parade is due out in 2013. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Tomorrow, August 20th, is the 120th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Lev Grossman talks some Virginia Woolf. Remember last year when he wrote about Virginia’s husband in The Believer? (We’re just trying to give you things to read this weekend.) The short list is announced for the St. Francis literary prize. The writers and their nominated books are: Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination; Joshua Cohen, Witz; Jonathan Dee, The Privileges; Yiyun Li, Gold Boy Emerald Girl; Marlene van Niekerk, Agaat; and Brad […]