March looks like a particularly promising month for new books. There are exciting literary debuts, the latest books from a host of writers we admire tremendously, incisive and format-defying works of prose, and a lot more. These are books that will leave you floored, will leave you impressed with what prose can do, that will take you to new places or shine a new light on places you thought you knew. Here’s a look at some of the titles that […]
Morning Bites: J Dilla and Jazz, Elif Batuman Nonfiction, Blake Butler on Brian Evenson’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: a look at J Dilla’s influence on jazz, new nonfiction from Elif Batuman and Haley Cunningham, and much more.
Morning Bites: Patti Smith’s New Book, Scott McClanahan, “Conversation Sparks” Party, Lost Perec, and More
In our morning reading: news of Patti Smith’s new memoir and a lost Georges Perec novel, new nonfiction from Scott McClanahan and Elif Batuman, a review of Philip Glass’s memoir, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “Anna Karenina,” Lucinda Williams, Destroy All Monsters Collected, Women in Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Teju Cole and Elif Batuman on their favorite books of the year, a look at a new collection of music from Destroy All Monsters, notes on a new translation of Anna Karenina, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Exquisite Corpse Fiction, Hemingway(s) in Cuba, Atwood on Le Guin, and More
Revisiting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Zadie Smith and Elif Batuman (among many others) contributed to an exquisite corpse short story, thoughts on Aphex Twin, and more.
Weekend Bites: “Belzhar” Reviewed, Elif Batuman on “Gone Girl,” Sean Michaels Interviewed, New Alexander Chee Fiction, and More
Thoughts on new fiction from Meg Wolitzer and a new album from Ex Hex, short stories from some excellent NYC-based writers, Elif Batuman on marriage and Gone Girl, and more.
Etgar Keret writes about going on a book tour just weeks after the passing of his father at Tablet. Elif Batuman visits Orhan Pamuk’s museum in Turkey. Our own Jon Reiss checks out eight coworking spaces in Brooklyn. HiLobrow has been serializing Rudyard Kipling’s With the Night Mail. They’re up to #11. “Klein speaks with a quiet yet assured voice, often staring at the ground as she carefully expresses genuine solace with anyone who has felt alienated in his or her life.” […]
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.