DeLillo wins the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize

by Kevin T. Dugan The PEN American Center announced this week that Don DeLillo, a man who lives in Long Island, won this year’s PEN/Saul Bellow award for American fiction. Over here at Armchair, we have had a few bar-room debates about the DeLillo’s place, whether White Noise is as good as everyone says it … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? – No. 2

You know when you’re at a friend’s house, and you find yourself idly going through their iPod and formulating character judgments? This is the same thing. It’s time for What is A/S Reading? —- Fiction Editor John Cusick just began Forever by Pete Hamill: Apparently about a man who lives forever as long as he … Continue reading

How Brooklyn does books.

Brooklyn celebrated its book-culture this weekend with the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, a three-day shindig celebrating the literary chops of this most storied of boroughs. At Armchair/Shotgun, we kicked it off with the aforementioned Brooklyn Indie party at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene. The party, a celebration of Brooklyn’s independent houses and magazines, took … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? A new series on Shells

Over here at Armchair/Shotgun, we’ve decided to get to know you better. And we want you to know us better, too. And call us old fashioned, but we’re still partial to the timeless icebreaker, “read any good books lately?” Frankly, we have. So welcome to our weekly blog segment, What is A/S Reading? —- Managing … Continue reading

Brooklyn Book Fest Kickoff, Indie-style

Our splendid friends at Greenlight Bookstore have done it again. The Brooklyn Book Festival is upon us this weekend, and Greenlight is celebrating on Friday evening with the Brooklyn Indie Party, of which we are honored to be a part. We’ll be there along side friends and colleagues from a definitive who’s who of the … Continue reading