In our afternoon reading: an interview with Blake Butler, thoughts on Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Wioletta Greg, Oliver Zarandi’s Collection, Trupa Trupa, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Wioletta Greg’s novel, thoughts on the music of Trupa Trupa and Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and more.
Morning Bites: Perumal Murugan’s Latest, Mairead Case, Penelope Rosemont Revisited, Oliver Zarandi, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a newly-translated novel from Perumal Murugan, new writing by Mairead Case and Oliver Zarandi, and more.
The Unexpected Fun and Disquieting Worlds of Oliver Zarandi
Full disclosure: I blurbed Oliver Zarandi’s new collection Soft Fruit in the Sun, so I’m not exactly an impartial observer when it comes to his writing. But that’s not a bad thing: Zarandi is a writer worth championing, someone whose writing takes readers to wholly unexpected places and revels in bizarre yet familiar imagery. And so we talked about the making of his collection, the writers he admirers most, and what his take is on the current Premier League season.
Afternoon Bites: Tash Aw Interviewed, Gabrielle Bellot Nonfiction, Oliver Zarandi, Joe Eszterhas Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Tash Aw, essays from Gabrielle Bellot and Oliver Zarandi, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s September 2019 Book Preview
And lo, we’re in September. Nominally, the weather should start to get cooler; by month’s end, we might just see the first glimmerings of the coziness that autumn brings. What are we looking forward to reading this month? A whole array of books, from new works by old favorites to long-awaited debuts. There’s a lot to look forward to here; what follows is a look at some of the books we’re most excited about.
Afternoon Bites: Rachel Lyon Fiction, Model Zero, Adapting “Cherry,” Hwang Sok-yong, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Rachel Lyon, news on a film adaptation of Nico Walker’s novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Mia Couto, Elizabeth McCracken’s Latest, Morgan Parker, Lauren Groff Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: fiction by Mia Couto, reviews of books by Elizabeth McCracken and Yiyun Li, and more.