Vol.1 Brooklyn’s February 2016 Books Preview

February is upon us, bringing with a host of intriguing books, from expansive historical epics to disquieting novels of suspense and horror to biographies of literary and political heroes. For whatever reason, many of the books that have caught our eye for February are due out on the 9th of the month. Perhaps it’s a pre-Valentine’s Day maneuver, because nothing says romance like narratives that bend space and time or those that run paranoia and existential dread to unsettling extremes. […]

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Celebrate the Paperback Edition of Matt Dojny’s “The Festival of Earthly Delights” with Readings and Karaoke

We’re tremendous admirers of Matt Dojny‘s work, and we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be presenting the paperback release of his novel The Festival of Earthly Delights later this month. In a review of the novel at The Rumpus, Elizabeth Word Gutting noted that “there’s also no comparison to reading a novel that it’s clear a writer had a ton of fun writing.” Joining Dojny with readings will be Kathleen Alcott, Halimah Marcus, Jason Porter, and John Wray. Vol.1 Brooklyn’s Jason […]

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“A Ruin Needs Time”: A Between Books Interview With John Wray

In the span of three novels, John Wray has covered an impressive range of historical, stylistic, and emotional ground. He’s equally at home tracking the parallel paths of an unstable teen and the dogged police officer tracking him across contemporary New York (Lowboy) as he is describing an man’s horror, upon returning to his Austrian hometown in the 1930s, to discover widespread acceptance of fascism among old acquaintances (The Right Hand of Sleep). I first met Wray when we read […]

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Afternoon Bites: Guggenheim Fellows, Rebecca Gates Returns, Colson Whitehead & The Fall, And More

Would you like a recap of Jarvis Cocker’s best stage banter from Radio City Music Hall? Well then, here you are. …that’s “Guggenheim Fellow John Wray” to you. (Also, congratulations to Lydia Millet, Gayle Wald, and Donald Ray Pollock, among many others.) More details have emerged on Wastelanders, the upcoming collaboration between Joss Whedon and Warren Ellis. Alan Sepinwall has some thoughts on Lena Dunham’s Girls. Looks like Colson Whitehead is a fan of The Fall. Hey, look! It’s an […]

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