We’re big fans of the writings of Bud Smith, which encompass everything from fiction to poetry to–coming later this year–memoir. Specifically, his new book Work, due out from Civil Coping Mechanisms in September. And we also dig the cover design, which has a nicely classic look to it, with just a touch of denim to lend it some texture.
We here at Vol.1 Brooklyn are admirers of the music of Lee Ranaldo–both his work as a solo artist and his considerable body of work with Sonic Youth. (We talked with him in 2012, in fact.) We’re also quite fond of the writings of Jonathan Lethem. Needless to say, then, we were quite pleased to hear that Ranaldo and Lethem collaborated on several songs for the former’s forthcoming album Electric Trim.
This year’s Whiting Award winners were announced at a ceremony last night. Each was chosen “based on the criteria of early-career achievement and the promise of superior literary work to come.” The list includes several writers responsible for work we’ve been particularly impressed by in recent years, including Tony Tulathimutte and Kaitlyn Greenidge. The complete list of winners follows.
Two years ago, when we interviewed Lidia Yuknavitch, she mentioned that her next novel was “based on a revisiting of Joan of Arc.” Later this year, that novel, The Book of Joan, will be released. It’s a book that takes the historical narrative of Joan of Arc and transports it into a futuristic setting; needless to say, we’re incredibly excited to read it. And now there’s a trailer for it, which gives a sense of the book’s landscape. You can […]
I grew up in a house with a lot of records, one of which was an evocative recording of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood narrated by Thomas and featuring a larger vocal cast, echoing its roots as a radio drama commissioned by the BBC. In the years since then, some recordings of books have taken a page from the radio drama playbook: the audio version of Max Brooks’s World War Z echoed the novel’s oral history structure, and featured a […]
We’ve been excited about Vol.1 Brooklyn contributor duncan b. barlow’s forthcoming novel The City, Awake ever since we heard that New Mexico’s Stalking Horse Press (the same publisher behind D. Foy’s terrific Patricide) would be releasing it in 2017.
Two years ago, we interviewed David Burr Gerrard about his terrific, politically-informed first novel Short Century. At the time he discussed the book he was working on at the time: a novel titled The Epiphany Machine.
Earlier this fall, we spoke to D. Foy about his haunting new novel Patricide, which runs a particularly brutal father-son relationship through a number of different lenses, blending visceral details with philosophical passages as it goes.