On March 11th, Kyle Minor and Jason Diamond spoke about a host of topics at Community Bookstore. You can read the first part, in which they discussed religion, the structure of Minor’s collection Praying Drunk, and literary communities here. This half of the conversation focuses more on Praying Drunk, along with looks at Minor’s novel-in-progress and first collection, In the Devil’s Territory. Plus: Barry Hannah.
On March 11th, Jason Diamond and Kyle Minor spoke at Community Bookstore. Topics ranged from Minor’s new book Praying Drunk to religion to the internet’s effect on the writing community. What follows is the first part of their conversation; the second part will follow tomorrow.
Afternoon Bites: Authors’ Regrets, Rachel Kushner, Joseph Riippi Excerpt, Eleanor Friedberger Interviewed, and More
This afternoon: an excerpt from Joseph Riippi’s new book, Karolina Waclawiak on Kyle Minor’s latest, authors’ regrets regarding their fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Annotated Plimpton, Kyle Minor Interviewed, Sketches From “Girls,” Hiss Golden Messenger, and More
Revisiting George Plimpton’s report from the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Juliet Escoria checks in with Mary Miller, Jen Doll on why House Hunters matters, and more.
This afternoon: a Kyle Minor playlist, Kim Gordon closes out PS1’s Mike Kelley retrospective, library zines, the state of punk in Philadelphia, and more.
We aren’t far into 2014, but Kyle Minor’s new collection, Praying Drunk, has already made its claim for being one of the year’s best books. The stories contained within it recount wrenching stories of families in turmoil, faith challenged, and nations in upheaval. Structurally inventive and equally adept at realism and the surreal, Minor’s new book is a stunning work of literature. Join us at Community Bookstore, where Minor will be in conversation with Jason Diamond.
Morning Bites: Neutral Milk Hotel Returns, Mellow Pages Fundraiser, Kyle Minor Talks Narrative, “The Decline of Western Civilization, Part I,” and More
Neutral Milk Hotel played their first show in fifteen years; Kyle Minor talks narrative; Mellow Pages Library is fundraising; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Deluxe GZA, Kyle Minor’s Recommended Novellas, Chaos in Tejas and BEA Wrap-Ups, and More
The Rumpus interviews Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. A ridiculously deluxe edition (hint: chessboard!) of GZA’s Liquid Swords is coming soon. Kyle Minor would like to recommend some novellas. Maria Sherman has a report from Chaos in Tejas. Capital New York on Narratively, a new site devoted to longform journalism. Heather Muse chats with Old 97s guy Rhett Miller. The Atlantic Wire visited Book Expo America, and chatted with a couple of booksellers while they were there. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]