Donald Breckenridge has served as the fiction editor of The Brooklyn Rail since 2001. In addition he is the author of several novels, including You Are Here, 6/2/95, This Young Girl Passing, and Rockaway Wherein. His latest invention is the second volume of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. This second helping of the Rail‘s fiction section is that rare collection that is joyfully archival: a work which genuinely spans the globe. It is a dusty-fingered, crypt-cracking dossier of stories that conjure laughter, […]
The Rumpus talks to Elif Batuman about Mike Daisey. The Harvard Library will make 12 million records available to the public ncluding books, images, videos, and manuscripts. Huffington Post Books on the poetry of Tao Lin. Impose talks to author Chris Lehmann. Occupy Student Debt. Wine straight from the barrel. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
We’re running a contest over on our Twitter, asking readers to give us their best drunk lit title. Sometime tomorrow, we will pick the best one, and they will receive two free tickets to the Sept. 26th session of Vivo in Vino. ViV is an “intimate wine salon” where you will be given four free glasses of artisanal wine, and be treated to a live set from our buddy Franz Nicolay. And you thought we weren’t classy.
Essays are great. The talented Rebecca Solnit (above) discusses “elite panic,” among other things, in an an interview at BOMB Magazine. “Zadie Smith on the rise of the essay.“ The kind of wishy-washy title of Bob Thompson’s piece in The American Scholar, “Writing About Writers,” does not give it due justice. Please read. Lit. Thinking of gifting a newfangled, bougey little reading device called the Nook? Well, you’re outta luck. Yep, you may have to settle for the Kindle, which […]