The Nervous Breakdown has an excerpt up from Terese Svoboda’s new novel Tin God. Jonathan Lethem chatted with The Book Bench. Apparently, J.J. Abrams is a fan of Stephen King’s 11/22/63. (We can relate.) Edan Lepucki talked with Marisa Silver about her Depression-era novel Mary Coin. Mikal Cronin’s latest album is, we hear, terrific. Three words: Beastie Boys memoir. Owen Egerton, interviewed in excerpts at The Collagist. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.