Quintron’s Magic House in New Orleans. It would seem that the writer who wrote the Slate article “Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller,” and called indie bookstores being “cultish,” isn’t too popular. Send Electric Literature your short story of 30 to 300 words. Marcel the Shell makes it onto NBC. Jarvis Cocker talks a little bit of poetry. Letters from George Orwell. A new video for Marissa Nadler’s “In Your Lair, Bear.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.
Marcel the Shell gets a book deal, and Jezebel talks to Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp about it. “Challenged once by a friend to name a single immortal literary character from postwar fiction — someone to rival Sherlock Holmes or Madame Bovary in terms of bleed-through to popular consciousness — I blurted out “Norman Mailer!” ” – Jonathan Lethem hearts Norman Mailer. David Rakoff wins the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his hilarious essay collection Half Empty. Retracing Hunter […]