Joe Sacco Explores Dark Times

Creative expression isn't for the faint of heart--especially during uneasy times, when creative workers have an important decision to make about whether to engage with or ignore contemporary circumstances. One artist who unflinchingly chooses engagement is comics journalist Joe Sacco.

In Conversation with Ian McEwan

Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh creative writing program and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Braddock Avenue Books co-founder Robert Peluso had the chance to talk live with novelist Ian McEwan about novellas, Nabokov, the idea of the book, and living the literary life.

The Next Big Thing

Joe Schuster, author of the novel The Might Have Been, recently invited me to participate in The Next Big Thing – a kind of “chain blog” among writers designed to share news about recent or forthcoming work. Thanks, Joe, for tagging me for The Next Big Thing!

Ruling the Empty Road: What Wendell Berry’s New Book Offers Post-Election America

It was November 6th. Americans, I was being told, were going to the polls to exercise their political prerogatives. Oh, really? Having been hounded, cajoled, bullied, and bombarded with messages from canvassers, callers, and advertisers in the weeks leading up to the election, I was feeling a little depressed.

Ben Fountain's first novel.

It’s autumn, and if you’re like us, you’ll be taking some time to kick back on a Sunday to watch the big guys toss around that cowhide bladder.  But don’t get too comfortable because once you’ve read Ben Fountain’s first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ecco), you’ll most likely ...

More Junot Diaz

More Junot Diaz. You can't escape him really. And why would you want to? Here he is talking with The Rumpus.

James Salter

We found another short video promoting the work of James Salter. Exquisite! As is the wonderful introduction by Paul Yoon.

Junot Diaz

In case you didn't know, Junot Diaz's much anticipated story collection, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER has arrived! Check out this review in the NY Times.

Literature is Plural

We believe that literature is a plural noun. Bookmarks is where you will find commentary about noteworthy works by new, established, and classic writers as well as links to other presses.