In our morning reading: an interview with Mira Ptacin, a look at the life and legacy of Blowfly, the fiction of Bohumil Hrabal, and more.
UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. In their review of Mira Ptacin’s new memoir Poor Your Soul, Kirkus called it “[b]eautifully written, at just the right emotional pitch.” We’re happy to be co-hosting a Brooklyn event for Ptacin and her book at WORD in Greenpoint next month. The evening will feature readings from Mira Ptacin, Ashley C. Ford, and Alexis Coe. Afterwards, Vol.1 Brooklyn founder Jason Diamond will interview Ptacin about Poor Your Soul. […]
In our morning reading: a playlist from Mira Ptacin, new writing from Margaret Eby and Alexandra Molotkow, an interview with Fiston Mwanza Mujila, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mira Ptacin, Warren Ellis, and Ryan Britt; Sofia Samatar on her year in books; and more.
And so, a new year begins. Among the books we’re most excited about due out this month are a wide range of works, from challenging short fiction to heart-rending memoir; from a novel that explores the convergence of genres to a novel that explores a politically charged moment in recent history. Here are a few of the works due out this month that have caught our attention.
Morning Bites: Mira Ptacin Interviewed, Alice Sola Kim Fiction, Helen McClory, Jenny Zhang, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Mira Ptacin and Jenny Zhang; fiction from Alice Sola Kim and Helen McClory; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Catherine Lacey’s Debut, Edan Lepucki and Julia Fierro, Untranslatable Words, Rat Fist Debuts, and More
A rave review for Catherine Lacey’s debut novel, thoughts on the new album from Total Control, Edan Lepucki and Julia Fierro in conversation, and more.
Morning Bites: Amis Advice, Don’t Mess With Wharton, Young Keith Haring, Whit Stillman Primer, and More
Rozalia Jovanovic checks out the work of the young Keith Haring for Gallerist. Thought Catalog catalogs some writing advice from Martin Amis. Note to Jonathan Franzen: You fuck with Edith Wharton, you get an Edith Wharton scholar on your ass. The Coffin Factory went to the Muumuu House reading. Mira Ptacin shares an excerpt from her memoir “about the uterus and the American Dream.” at Guernica. A Whit Stillman primer. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.