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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Bob Proehl Talks with Ryan Britt about A Hundred Thousand Worlds

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Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 1,963 views

Bob Proehl reading at Greenlight Bookstore

Bob Proehl enters into the world of comic book and science fiction fandom in his debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. He was joined at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to talk about the novel, super fans, and comic books by Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths.

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Jesse Ball Faces Isaac Fitzgerald in Epic Backgammon Match

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 2,166 views

Jesse Ball, author of HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Backgammon boards were set up throughout BookCourt, the Brooklyn bookstore more commonly known for hosting literary events than board game bouts. But Jesse Ball, author motr than a dozen other books, was set to face off against Isaac Fitzgerald, Buzzfeed Books editor, while discussing his latest novel How to Set a Fire and Why.

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Emma Cline talks with Alexandra Kleeman about The Girls

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 | 2,341 views

Alexandra Kleeman talks with Emma Cline about THE GIRLS, cline's debut novel, at BookCourt, in Brooklyn

Emma Cline’s debut novel The Girls examines female friendship in a 1960s cult commune modeled on the Manson compound. She was at BookCourt to discuss the novel with Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine.

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C.E. Morgan Discussed The Sport of Kings with Lisa Lucas

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 | 2,863 views

CE Morgan and Lisa Lucas discuss THE SPORT OF KINGS at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

C.E. Morgan’s first novel, All the Living earned her a Pen Award nomination and a “5 Under 35” award. She was at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss The Sport of Kings, her second novel, with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation.

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Reading Series Census: Risk of Discovery

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Friday, June 17th, 2016 | 4,655 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The name of the series was inspired by the words from the poet Yusef Komunyakaa speaking to the creation of new writing. In an interview and essays he addresses how taking risks brings surprises in ones’ writing that are like discoveries. I had a list of names and my wife helped me select this one.

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Rumaan Alam Discussed Rich and Pretty with Mira Jacob

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | 2,716 views

Mira Jacob talks with Rumaan Alam about his debut novel RICH AND PRETTY at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street

With his debut novel, Rich and Pretty, Rumaan Alam has earned himself a place in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, a select group of authors the bookseller picksto introduce new writers to the reading public. Alam discussed the book at B&N’s 86th Street location and with Mira Jacob author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore presents June

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Monday, June 13th, 2016 | 1,990 views

Miranda Beverly-Wittemore reads JUNE

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was at BookCourt last month to present her latest novel, June, about a family’s mansion in rural Ohio. The novel spans two time periods, 1955 and 2015, and revolves around family members hoping to understand a somewhat mysterious recipient of an inheritance.

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Allison Amend Spoke with Alexander Chee about Enchanted Islands

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Monday, June 6th, 2016 | 3,161 views

Allison Amend discusses ENCHANTED ISLANDS with Alexander Chee at the Strand in Manhattan

In Allison Amend’s latest novel, Enchanted Islands, she explores the lives spies on a mission for the Office of Naval Intelligence living on the Galapagos Islands. She was joined at The Strand by Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night.

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