Behold: the style guide for George Saunders’s Tenth of December. Full Stop looks at Noy Holland’s Swim For the Little One First. Scott Esposito looks ahead to 2013’s most anticipated books. Here’s David Byrne talking with Chris Ruen at the NYPL. (We interviewed Ruen in October.) Caryn Rose (and many others) pick their favorite music-related books of 2012. Alison Hallett looks at T. Cooper’s Real Man Adventures. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Afternoon Bites: Inside “Joseph Anton,” Patton Oswalt in Bushwick, Dylan Meconis on Comics Criticism, and More
A very happy 49th birthday to Jarvis Cocker. Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton is out this week. Rushdie spoke to Charles McGrath at the New York Times, and Sarah Weinman looks at the books of Rushdie’s ex-wife Marianne Wiggins. Eric Nelson on the time Patton Oswalt showed up at Brooklyn Fireproof. Dylan Meconis on ways you should not write comics criticism. Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Skagboys, at Lit Reactor. How David Byrne listens to music. Steve Stern’s The Book […]
Afternoon Bites: New Marcy Dermansky Fiction, Considering David Byrne, Franklin Bruno on Colony Music, and More
“For most of us, those limbo times are exciting, because the disconnectedness gives us freedom, and nothing is decided yet, and we know we will make choices and step back into the anchored world a little more like the person we want to be. ” Sara Ryan chats with Kio Stark. Marcy Dermansky has new fiction at Blip. Melissa Chadburn has a fantastic essay at Salon. As does Jami Attenberg, at The Rumpus. Also: hot damn, Middlesteins cross-stitch. Franklin Bruno on the closing […]
Afternoon Bites: St. Vincent & David Byrne Collaborate, Jules Feiffer’s Graphic Novel, Book Tours Discussed, And More
The Awl has a fairly massive discussion of readings and book tours, featuring folks like Shane Jones and Lauren Cerand. Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen talked to St. Vincent’s Annie Clark about her collaboration with David Byrne. At Slate, Will Saletan and Ross Douthat are presently engaged in a lengthy and intelligent discussion of politics and religion, related to the release of Douthat’s book Bad Religion. Warren Ellis’s “Writers Never Retire” mug should fit nicely beside the “Write Like a Motherfucker” mug […]
Morning Bites: National Magazine Awards Sans Women, Libraries of the Rich, Gosling Saves a Journalist, and More
No women nominees in any major categories at the National Magazine Awards? That’s pretty fucked up. Ryan Gosling is doing more for lady journalists than the National Magazine Awards are. Ruth Franklin on why the literary landscape continues to disadvantage over women. Book Riot takes a look at the libraries of rich people. Poetry Out Loud is coming to Issue Project Room. In case you’re curious what Poetry Out Loud is, we wrote about it a few months back. Courtney […]
Bites: Fancy Cocktails, Dick is Good for Divorce, German Publishers, Cheshire Cat as Math, Stephen Elliott at WORD, The Replacements, and More
Our favorite Bay Area bookstore takes a look at old cocktail books. Lit. Want a smooth divorce? Read Moby-Dick. At The Millions, Emily St. John Mandel talks about writing on trains. Designworklife takes a look at German book publisher, Zeixs. If Sarah Palin is coming to your local supermarket to sign books, please get rid of the tomatoes. N+1 discussion between conservative writers Ross Douthat and Reihan Salaam. Shakespeare characters write letters to Santa. Q: Why did Lewis Carroll add […]
Lit. The Millions have an essay, “A Bolaño Syllabus.” That’s all, nothing witty. Just read it. Tablet Magazine, happy to point out that Where the Wild Things Are has “profoundly Jewish roots,” calls Paste Magazine’s essay which informs this theory “overwrought.” The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Once a dream, now a reality. L Magazine interviews Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries. Google may modify its online book deal (Thanks, Boston Globe) Dear Conversational Reading, Mainstream publishing mystifies us […]
Weekend Bites: Truman and Harry, David Byrne on Kindle, good friends-bad novels, Naked Lunch at 50, and more.
I always said Truman Capote knew the boy wizard, and nobody believed me. So I guess I shouldn’t buy Mastering the Art of French Cooking because “unfortunately, that will probably send even more Meryl Streep wannabes straight to bookstores looking for food porn. And they will be sold bibles.” Bummer (Slate) David Byrne: Kindle DRM means “you are f*cked” (Thanks Boing Boing) Two A.V. Chicago writers ask if Ferris Bueller was true to it’s Chicago backdrop Jens Lekman will play […]