To ask a novelist to talk about his novels is like asking somebody to cook about their dancing.
Staff selections from a year of reading
Some great picks featured here, both new and old. Definitely echo Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings - there’s a reason it’s topping everybody’s ‘best of’ list!
The debut novel is a tricky thing. Sure, the author may have put out short story collections or written pieces for major magazines, but a novel is truly a different animal, one which some authors have likened to a first child or first love (or first heartbreak). In composing their first novel, writers must temper their excitement at being given the opportunity to present hundreds of pages to the public with the discipline to create a story memorable enough to bring readers back for their second attempt. Finding that balance isn’t always easy, but when a debut novel works, it’s a uniquely electrifying literary experience. Here are ten of 2013′s best.
Jason Diamond, The 10 Best Debut Novels of 2013
Proud to have hosted the NYC launches for Adelle Waldman and Elliott Holt at The POWERHOUSE Arena - check out the other selections from this list.
A trip to Hempfest with pioneering cannabis breeder DJ Short.
On December 12, journalist Jason Fagone will be here to discuss the future of cars and his latest book, Ingenious. We’ve posted some great Fagone-penned pieces here, but here’s a non-vehicular-related one he wrote for Grantland.