In our afternoon reading: talking comics with Stephen Graham Jones, thoughts on Oneida’s latest album, and more.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s July 2022 Book Preview
What are we looking forward to reading this month? Stories of the uncanny, for one thing. Candid true-life stories, for another. If there’s a running theme here, it might well involve New England, which several of the writers with books out this month have ties to. Does this prefigure us spinning off Vol. 1 New England? We can’t say for sure, but if you read on, we can point you in the direction of some notable July books.
Morning Bites: Ismail Kadare, Speculative Memoirs, Ned Beauman’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the writings of Ismail Kadare and Ned Beauman, new nonfiction by Rahawa Haile, and more.
Morning Bites: Laura van den Berg, Ned Beauman Interviewed, Nicole Haroutunian, and More
In our morning reading: checking in with Laura van den Berg, Blake Butler interviews Sarah Gerard, a new issue of Midnight Breakfast, an interview with Ned Beauman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Aleksandar Hemon on Soccer, Emma Straub, Ned Beauman Interviewed, Chicago Literati, and More
Aleksandar Hemon on soccer, revisiting the Beastie Boys’ last album, Janet Maslin digs Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.
A Year of Favorites: Nick Curley
Reading about science, economics, and history in order to get out of our bubble. It became important for me in 2013 to read things that weren’t about Brooklyn, American literature, booze, grub, hair, or the fifty-five TV shows you just have to be watching. I get through non-fiction quicker than novels, because I’m not tearing it apart while I read it. So I took to the stars and the soil whenever possible. Livescience, Orion, The New Yorker, Cosmos, Discover, Outside, […]
#tobyreads: A Trio of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists — Books by Helen Oyeyemi, Sarah Hall, & Ned Beauman
Mortifyingly, I haven’t actually read the current edition of Granta. I have a copy of it in my living room; I’ve thumbed through it a little bit: checked out some of the portraits; noted that Stephen Hall’s contribution seems to involve an interesting layout. But still: haven’t gotten to it yet. But that didn’t stop me from reading novels by three of the writers featured in said issue.