“Freewheeling Essays, to Be Consumed With a Cocktail”


“The excellent thing about Between Parentheses is how thoroughly it dispels any incense or stale reverence in the air. It’s a loud, greasy, unkempt thing.”

Dwight Garner at The New York Times reviews Between Parentheses, a collection of Roberto Bolaño’s essays, articles and speeches.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →