Jonathan Wilson’s “Kick and Run” and the Golden Age of Soccer Writing

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Jonathan Wilson’s Kick and Run is subtitled “Memoir With Soccer Ball,” which serves as a deeply accurate description of what one will find inside. Wilson’s life has taken him from his native London to Israel to the United States, where he currently resides. The book covers his family’s history, his own fondness for American literature, and the ways in which he has felt like an outsider, encompassing questions of culture, nationality, geography and aesthetics.. The through line here is Wilson’s passion […]

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Morning Bites: Franklin Foer Returns, Fiction Prizes, Dude Fiction, Lorrie Moore, and More

We are pleased as punch that “Everyone You Know Is Gone” by Bryant Musgrove, a story published by Vol. 1 Brooklyn, has made the Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011.  Congrats to Bryant and all all the other fine writers. Franklin Foer returns to his old position at The New Republic. Lorrie Moore talks to Page-Turner about her story in this week’s New Yorker. Esquire will publish e-books devoted to men’s fiction. Letters to Abe. The handsome magazines of […]

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Morning Bites: Shel Silverstein archive, The Royal Foers, Crystal Stilts, and more

So many treasures from the Shel Silverstein archive. New idea for a Wes Anderson movie: The Royal Foers, starring Jonathan, Joshua, Franklin, and their monopoly fighting father. Jonathan Ames writes about his life as a bachelor. Marc Maron talks to Conan. Keegan Cooke of Crystal Stilts makes a pretty fine soul mixtape for Magnet. The classical Christmas music you should be listening to. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites?

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