“The Genesis Stuff”: A Conversation with Kyle Minor, Part Two

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.

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Announcing Kyle Minor and Jason Diamond in Conversation at Community Bookstore

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.

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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 […]

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