Bites: Chabon Interviewed, Granta Changes, Literary Doppelgangers, Grand Theft Auto & Inherent Similarities, Anderson to adapt Dahl, Real Chocolate, and more

Michael Chabon is interviewed at Jacket Copy on fatherhood and the writing process: “I think in a way, that’s sort of what you’re engaged in doing as a writer, too. You come into this inheritance of things that have been done and the ways in which they have been done, and people who influence you sort of pass along what they think is important, and what they think you need to know how to do. But over time you begin […]

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Bites: Ames is Bored to Death, Thurston on grunge, Sampsell talks to Elliott, Jeter and Jesus = same thing, and more

Is Bored to Death (starring Jason Schwartzman, pictured above) the next HBO show in line that becomes that show people who “don’t watch tv” actually get into (The Wire, The Sopranos, etc.)?  Not sure.  But knowing that Jonathan Ames is the writer can give one hope.  He talks to Huffington Post. Indichik went to our Vol. 1 Storytelling Brooklyn series this last Thursday, and said some very nice things. Lit. Kevin Sampsell interviews Stephen Elliott for the Portland Mercury 2666, […]

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Bites: Bolaño syllabus, Jewish Wild Things, David Byrne, Hot Topic tour, and more.

Lit. The Millions have an essay, “A Bolaño Syllabus.”  That’s all, nothing witty.  Just read it. Tablet Magazine, happy to point out that Where the Wild Things Are has “profoundly Jewish roots,” calls Paste Magazine’s essay which informs this theory “overwrought.”  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Once a dream, now a reality. L Magazine interviews Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries. Google may modify its online book deal (Thanks, Boston Globe) Dear Conversational Reading, Mainstream publishing mystifies us […]

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Bites: Levi Johnston broken down, Good writing cafes, Nick Cave and iPhones, Stephen Elliott, good uses for vodka, and more

The Awl breaks down Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair article. Grub Street picks our beloved Think Coffee and Housing Works as two of the best New York cafes for writing. Nick Cave wants you to have his upcoming book, The Death of Bunny Munro, on your iPhone. Salon talks to Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries McSweeney’s gives us fifteen uses for vodka. Jay-Z is into this “indie rock movement”, and thinks big things of Grizzly Bear. An interview with […]

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Reviewed: The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder, by Stephen Elliott

(Graywolf Press, 224 p.) Review by Tobias Carroll A few months ago, writer and editor Stephen Elliott initiated a lending library for galleys of his forthcoming nonfiction work The Adderall Diaries. Currently, copies are traversing the country, with each reader forwarding their copy along to the next reader in line, but not before inscribing their name inside the front cover. I suggested a review of the book in question to Vol.1’s Jason Diamond, which led to the piece you’re now […]

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