I have a few more days left to make a late-summer post before autumn moves in and settles its cool, colorful arms arounds us for a while. What a summer it was for me—both personally and professionally (details to follow). Professionally, my editorial work at The Brooklyn Rail continues to give so much satisfaction. The late-summer/early fall issues are out. Our In Conversation series continues with Matt Bell‘s monthly interview spot. This month Matt talks with fiction writer Josh Weil about his new novel THE GREAT GLASS SEA. Tony Leuzzi talks with poet Mary Rueffle about her newest volume TRANCES OF THE PAST. Stephen O’Connor talks with nonfiction writer Sean Madigan Hoen about his new memoir SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW. And our reviews are the finest in the borough! John Dominicovers Luke B. Goebel‘s FOURTEEN STORIES AND NONE OF THEM YOURS: A NOVEL. Ashley P. Taylor covers Roxane Gay‘s BAD FEMINIST. Jeffrey Zuckerman covers two Brazillian novelists: Paulo Scott’s NOWHERE PEOPLE and Michel Laub’s DIARY OF THE FALL. Geoffrey Young covers Kevin Birmingham’s THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES. Anne Margaret Daniel onElizabeth Eslami‘s excellent collection HIBERNATE. Patty Park covers Bret Anthony Johnston‘s REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS. Katharina Smundak looks at the one and only John Water’s newest CARSICK. Geoffrey Young reviews Al Alvarez’s PONDLIFE: A SWIMMER’S JOURNAL. John Domini reviews Brandon Hobson‘s DEEP ELLUM. Brian Gresko reviews Scott Cheshire‘s debut HIGH AS THE HORSES’ BRIDLES.
Upcoming issues will feature Darcey Steinke, Marie-Helene Bertino, Andre Dubus III, Elizabeth Trundle, Peter Markus, Wendy C. Ortiz, Laura Jean Moore, Laura Auricchio, Daniel Levine, Jeff VanderMeer, Christopher X. Shade, Kathleen Rooney, Rob Williams, Catherine Lacey, Jim Tolan,Alexandra Chasin, J. T. Price, Joanna Clapps-Herman, Heiko Julien, Kseniya Melnik, Christine Wertheim, Stanley Crawford, and many more.
As always, my great thanks to editor Sara Roffino and nonfiction Books editor Katie Rolnick. Shouts-outs of gratitude are also in order to Penina Roth and Erin Harris. Thanks to all! Enjoy. . . .