Yesterday saw the release of Lucretia and the Kroons, a new novella from Victor LaValle, in electronic form. LaValle’s publisher describes it as “a fantastical novella about a young girl’s journey into a dark netherworld to find her missing best friend.” In roughly a month, The Devil in Silver, LaValle’s third novel (and fourth book overall) will enter the world. The timing of this — the novella to whet the appetite for a forthcoming longer work — recalls Edie Investigates, prelude […]
Indexing: Elvis Costello, Transmetropolitan Revisited, Nick Harkaway, Screenwriting Podcasts, Studs Terkel, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
This map of the literary United States makes our inner literary cartographers very, very happy. Scott Brown has good things to say about the new production of Death of a Salesman. Warren Ellis assembles perspectives on the state of magazine publishing, including that of Vol.1 contributor Abraham Riesman. Edward Champion interviews Hari Kunzru, who will be at McNally Jackson on Tuesday and WORD on Thursday. Small Demons puts us on the trail of Hunger Games-themed recipes. Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker is out […]
Indexing: Altman’s “3 Women,” Percival Everett, “Edie Investigates,” Sacramento Kings, Saul Bellow, Fashion Week
Indexing for February 18, 2012: Saul Bellow, Robert Altman, basketball writing, J. Robert Lennon, Nick Harkaway, Percival Everett, and more.
Via Vulture, we hear that Steve Buscemi will be directing an adaptation of William Burroughs’s novel Queer. Promising news regarding the rent issues befalling St. Marks Bookshop. At the Matador Records blog, a look at the state of indie record stores. Nick Harkaway on NaNoWriMo. (h/t WORD) Maura Johnston talks Twitter with Jesse Cohen of the fine group Tanlines. Ron Hogan on Stephen King’s 11/22/63: “revitalizes the [alternate history] concept and gives it a renewed emotional power…” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, […]
At Full Stop, Alli Carlisle looks at Daniel Woodrell’s collection The Outlaw Album. At Joyland, new fiction from Terese Svoboda. Here’s a recap of the discussion of Ellen Willis’s No More Nice Girls held at WORD this past weekend. Nick Harkaway on Iain Banks, Doctor Who, and more.