In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alisson Wood, thoughts on Elisa Gabbert’s essay collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee on Mavis Gallant, Second Novel Prize, Justin Taylor Interviewed, Iceage, and More
Alexander Chee on the work of Mavis Gallant, notes on Wolf in White Van, interviews with Justin Taylor and Owen Pallett, an excerpt of Nicholas Rombes’s forthcoming novel, a prize for second novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jhumpa Lahiri on Mavis Gallant, “Einstein on the Beach,” Justin Hocking Excerpted, Kid Millions & J. Spaceman, and More
This afternoon: Jhumpa Lahiri remembers Mavis Gallant, a pair of takes on Matthew Barney’s latest, Jennifer Sky talks Seal, J. Spaceman and Kid Millions collaborate, and more.
This morning: remembering Mavis Gallant, Stephen Malkmus provides advice, the classical music comedy of Sid Caesar, Nina McConigley is interviewed, and more.
Alan Sepinwall interviewed Mel Brooks. Scott Esposito’s year in reading. Andrew Bujalski and Lena Dunham revisited Funny Ha Ha. Michelle Dean on Mavis Gallant. Pitchfork has a stream up of Unwound’s live album. Craig Mod on subcompact publishing. Looking at the font used on Unrest’s Perfect Teeth… Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Enough with the literary-merit top 10 lists. Here are the best book covers of 2009. I personally love the look of Ruben Toledo’s designs, but not at all for the books they represent. An awkward confluence of visionary tones. Who imagines their literary heroines with such artistic flair? It’s unsettling. Lit. & Academia City University of New York dean Ann Kirschner recently read Little Dorrit four different ways (paperback, Kindle, iPhone, audiobook). This week, she talks about it on NPR. […]