The month of May has arrived. The temperature is rising, area plants are blossoming; all told, it’s moving from “read indoors by the fire” weather to “read outside in the park” weather. Which is serendipitous, as we have a couple of suggestions for your springtime reading to coincide with the start of the month. They range from insightful looks at music to boldly crafted fiction; there’s also a merman in there. Here’s a look at some of the books that […]
Weekend Bites: “Zama” On Screen, Jami Attenberg, Jenny Xie Interviewed, Michelle Dean Nonfiction, and More
In our weekend reading: reviews of the film adaptation of “Zama,” new writing from Jami Attenberg and Michelle Dean, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mike Watt and Daniel Mallory Ortberg, new fiction by David Leo Rice and Kurt Baumeister, and more.
In our Friday afternoon reading: talking literary influences with Laura van den Berg, a joint interview with Atticus Lish and John Benditt, checking in with William Boyle, and much more.
Last year, we ran an excerpt from William Boyle’s novel Gravesend, one of the first titles published by Broken River Books. Boyle’s next book is a collection titled Death Don’t Have No Mercy; above is the cover, designed by Matthew Revert, which calls to mind Xerox art and collages made in a pre-digital era. Death Don’t Have No Mercy will be out later this year.
You may have read some of William Boyle’s insightful reviews here on Vol.1 Brooklyn over the last year. We’re now happy to run an excerpt from his novel Gravesend, one of the first novels to be released on Broken River Books, a new independent press focusing on crime fiction and edited by J. David Osborne. Here’s what Osborne has written about Boyle’s novel: It’s a revenge story done the right way. Ray Boy Calabrese is released from prison 16 years after […]