Marcel Proust, Nikola Tesla, Ronnie James Dio and maybe Saul Bellow were both born on this day. There’s a Christopher Hitchens essay on George Orwell in this month’s Vanity Fair. At Book Riot: Eulogy for an Evanston, Il. bookstore that one Vol. 1 contributor used to visit. Jennifer Miller lists three books on scandalous teachers at NPR. Elizabeth Greenwood talks Magic Mike at The New Inquiry. That time GANT pissed off all of New Haven. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“You have a small window to make a splash,” she said. “I spent seven years writing this book, so I’ll be damned if I’m just going to let this moment slip away.” – Jennifer Miller talks to The Brooklyn Paper about the back to basics approach she’s been using to sell her book, The Year of the Gadfly. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
George Orwell was born on this day in 1903. How our favorite Scottish tennis star is like a character in a Kinks song. “James was the favorite of his charming, cantankerous, and dissolute father, John Stanislaus Joyce, and was adored by his brothers and sisters. They called him Sunny Jim, because he laughed at everything.” – Louis Menand at The New Yorker on James Joyce’s chance encounters. Al Burian’s dispatches from Berlin. Jennifer Miller talks to The Rumpus. Paul Theroux […]
Jennifer Miller tells Flavorwire about some real-life prep school scandals. Spin lists five ways Maurice Sendak influenced music. The Coffin Factory reviews Travelers of the Century by Andrés Neuman. Some “disturbing” 1919 illustrations for an Edgar Allan Poe collection. Should The Iceman Cometh cometh to Broadway? Tom Gabel of Against Me! comes out as transgender. Abraham Lincoln as O.G. Mark Zuckerberg. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Jennifer Miller’s book trailer for The Year of the Gadfly has everything: Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, Dan Rather, Walter Isaacson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, midgets wrestling in a kiddie pool filled with red jello, tweakers dressed up like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Gary Shteyngart.