Morning Bites: Philip Roth on Mentors, Benjamin Percy Interviewed, Adapting “Midnight’s Children,” and More

“The ethereal flute-like piping of Michael Jackson’s voice is what I wish I sounded like, but I’ve been burdened with a subwoofer that sounds a little like a drunk Darth Vader imitating the ringside monologue of a professional wrestler.” Benjamin Percy talked with The Nervous Breakdown. Alexander Nazaryan looks at the Caucasus in literature. “Like all great teachers, he personified the drama of transformation through talk.” Philip Roth pays tribute to his onetime homeroom teacher and mentor. Talking with Salman Rushdie about […]

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Morning Bites: Elizabeth Bishop on Brazil, Zoe Heller on Salman Rushdie, Miranda July Interviewed, and More

Benjamin Moser has a look at Elizabeth Bishop’s writings on Brazil at the Book Bench. Zoe Heller reviewed Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton for theNew York Review of Books. Miranda July talked to the folks at BOMB. New at Rookie: Emma Straub’s essay “On Being a Late Bloomer.” Matt LeMay looks back at Interpol, and a very specific moment in NYC music. Kendra Grant Malone, who’s reading tonight at Franklin Park, was interviewed at The L Magazine. More best of 2012 […]

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Afternoon Bites: Inside “Joseph Anton,” Patton Oswalt in Bushwick, Dylan Meconis on Comics Criticism, and More

A very happy 49th birthday to Jarvis Cocker. Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton is out this week. Rushdie spoke to Charles McGrath at the New York Times, and Sarah Weinman looks at the books of Rushdie’s ex-wife Marianne Wiggins. Eric Nelson on the time Patton Oswalt showed up at Brooklyn Fireproof. Dylan Meconis on ways you should not write comics criticism. Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Skagboys, at Lit Reactor. How David Byrne listens to music. Steve Stern’s The Book […]

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Morning Bites: Jennifer Weiner in a Vest, Praying to Gatsby, Rushdie Fatwa Game and More

Jami Attenberg talks to Jennifer Weiner about poking fun at the Jeffrey Eugenides “Swoon Worthy” ad. Five words: Salman Rushdie fatwa video game. Daniel Fights a Hurricane, the latest book by Shane Jones, gets a trailer. Saying a prayer to Gatsby. Shepard Fairey designs the new Rolling Stones logo. Hopefully he won’t get sued for this one. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Morning Bites: John Kennedy Toole, Salman Rushdie’s Sex Life, Dystopian Santorum, And More

John Kennedy Toole’s lost manuscript that turned out to be a classic. The Hunger Games Barbie doll. Rick Santorum gets all dystopian. BlackBook discusses the New York Times article that basically says that Salman Rushdie has a lot of sex. Andrew Sullivan wonders if the internet ruined subcultures. Ten great odes to famous writers at Flavorwire. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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