Synopses & Reviews
Fifty writers on life, art, and writing from 22 years of Brick, A Literary Journal.
Founded in 1977, Brick, A Literary Journal prizes the personal voice and celebrates opinion, passion, revelation, and the occasional bad joke. Full of invigorating and challenging literary essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and unusual musings, The New Brick Reader is the perfect introduction for those new to Brick and an ideal treasury for the magazines many fans.
Contributors include Rob Fyfe, Alistair Macleod, Michael Ondaatje (interview with Malouf), Annie Proulx, Brand, Creeley, Rushdie, CD Wright, Atwood, Gibson, Russell, Banks, Peter Harcourt, Jane Rule, James Wood (interviews W G Sebald), Helen Garner, Elizabeth Hay, Michael Helm, Jeffrey Eugenides, Roo Borson, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Lilburn, Robert Creeley, Michelle Orange, Fanny Howe, A. L. Kennedy, Semi Chellas, Don DeLillo, Alistair Bland, Dionne Brand, Esta Spalding (interviews David Sedaris), John Berger, Clark Blaise, Jim Harrison, Clayton Ruby, Robert Hass, George Toles, Stephan Bureau (interview with Mavis Gallant), Roberto Bolano, Forrest Gander, Leon Edel (Craig Howes), Paule Anglim (interview with Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia), Colm Toibin, Don Paterson, Albert Nussbaum, W.S. Merwin, Sean Michaels, Charles Foran, Colum McCann, R. Chandran Madhu, Melora Wolff, and Eleanor Wachtel (with Anne Carson).
Brick is one of the best, if not the best, journals of ideas published in the English-speaking world.” Russell Banks, bestselling author of The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction
Full of invigorating and challenging literary essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and unusual musings, The New Brick Reader
is the perfect introduction for those new to Brick
and an ideal treasury for the magazines many fans. Founded in 1977, Brick
features a great many of the worlds best-loved writers, and has readers in every corner of the planet. Both up-to-date and deeply engaged with what has come before, the magazine prizes the personal voice and celebrates opinion, passion, revelation, and the occasional bad joke. This anthology, which collects some of the very best work to appear in Brick
over the last 20 years, is an essential collection of some of the finest writers at work today.
About the Author
Tara Quinn is a writer and contributing editor of Brick, A Literary Journal. She has worked on the Royal Conservatory's Music in Exile series with the ARC Ensemble and has written for This magazine, Ricepaper, rabble.ca, and Brick. She lives in Toronto.