Vol.1 Brooklyn’s May 2016 Book Preview

May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]

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Afternoon Bites: Lydia Millet Talks YA, Chickfactor’s Top 10, Cinematic James Salter, and More

Lydia Millet shares her favorite YA series. Christopher Higgs’s holiday gift guide at HTML Giant is pretty terrific. Lauren Cerand on James Salter’s Three. If you like smart pop music, Chickfactor has some top ten lists for you. Our own Jen Vafidis talks Jane Jacobs at Guernica. James Wood had some nice things to say about Joshua Cohen’s Four New Messages. The folks behind Rust Belt Chic talked to WKSU. (We’ll be hosting them at Public Assembly on January 3rd.) Follow Vol. 1 […]

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Afternoon Bites: Lydia Millet, Victor LaValle, Spike Jonze, and more

“Typically my writing prompt is nothing fancy—just your basic same old, same old. Fear of death.” Lydia Millet shares on artist Dimitri Kozyrev. Geoff Dyer, in the Guardian, begins a series on writing fiction. Victor LaValle responds to Laura Miller’s essay on the National Book Awards. New fiction from Michael Kimball at Matter Press. Simon Cohn, Olympia Le-Tan, and Spike Jonze made an animated short film set in a bookstore.

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