About Ian MacAllen

Ian MacAllen is the founder of English Kills Review and Assistant Interviews Editor at The Rumpus. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog and io9. His internet performance art projects East Williamsburg Secession Movement and Toilets of New York have received international print and digital coverage. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He Tweets @ianmacallen.

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Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran Read Their Lambda Nominated Books

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 | 173 views

Joe Okonkwo reads JAZZ MOON and Jonathan Corcoran reads THE ROPE SWING at a Lambda Literary Awards sponsored reading

Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran read from their Lambda Literary nominated books and talked about craft, research, and place.

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Julia Fierro Launched The Gypsy Moth Summer

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 | 437 views

Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and author of CUTTING TEETH, read from her new novel THE GYPSY MOTH SUMMER at Powerhouse Archway in Brooklyn, New York

Julia Fierro discusses her new novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, losing confidence in herself, and the importance of character point of view.

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Grant Ginder Launches The People We Hate at the Wedding

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | 299 views

Grant Ginder discusses THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING with Rumaan Alam at Greenlight Bookstore

Grant Ginder launched The People We Hate at the Wedding, talked about kicking his characters while they’re down, writing in the present tense, and how his mother always sees herself in his characters.

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Max Winter Discusses Exes with Editor Julie Buntin

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 | 315 views

Max Winter reads from his debut novel EXES

Max Winter discusses his debut novel, Exes, how learning to write is like an unpaid internship, and humor as a coping mechanism.

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J. Courtney Sullivan Discusses Saints for All Occasions

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | 448 views

Courtney J. Sullivan reading from SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS at Books are Magic in Brooklyn

J. Courtney Sullivan was at Books are Magic to discuss her novel, Saints for All Occasions, nuns, and drawing on her Irish heritage.

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Hala Alyan Discusses Salt Houses with Lauren Wein

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | 515 views

Hala Alyan discussing SALT HOUSES, her debut novel, at Center for Fiction

Hala Alyan discusses her debut novel, Salt Houses, feeling like an outsider, and convincing herself nobody would read her novel.

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Doree Shafrir Discusses Startup

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 487 views

Isaac Fitzgerald talks to Doree Shafrir, author of STARTUP, a debut novel about the technology industry, at Powerhouse Archway in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York

Former Gawker writer Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, Startup, explores the world she has worked within and written about, and talks about feeling old in the technology sector.

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Sarah Gerard Talks Sunshine State

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | 563 views

Sarah Gerard reads from SUNSHINE STATE, a new collection of essays

Sarah Gerard discusses her new essay collection, Sunshine State, Florida as a character, class awareness, and the evolution of the collection.

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