In our morning reading: new writing from Alexander Chee and Eileen Myles, interviews with Gregory Howard and Irvine Welsh, and more.
Morning Bites: Sofia Samatar, Sheila Heti Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour on Han Kang’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Sofia Samatar’s forthcoming novel, an interview with Sheila Heti, revisiting the 1985 Chicago Bears, and more.
“A Riddle That’s Never Meant to be Solved”: A Review of Gregory Howard’s “Hospice”
Hospice is a book that I’ve waited no less than five years to read. I heard Gregory Howard read a section of the work in progress in the spring of 2007 and instantly wanted to have the pages in front of me so that I could dissect the language of it. The section he read was from the first part of the novel—a scene where Lucy, the protagonist, describes her roommates. These eccentric young women do their best to keep […]
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s April 2015 Books Preview
April brings with a host of noteworthy books in a variety of styles. There’s nonfiction from some of the best prose stylists out there, a memoir from a composer who helped refine a now-ubiquitous style, philosophical novels, collections of jarring fiction–there’s plenty for avid readers to delight in this month. What follows are some of our most-anticipated books for this month.
Morning Bites: Italo Calvino, New Lightning Bolt Reviewed, Harper Lee, PEN Literary Awards Longlists, and More
In our morning reading: a guide to the books of Italo Calvino, thoughts on the new Lightning Bolt album, notes on Harper Lee, an excerpt from Gregory Howard’s forthcoming novel, and more.