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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Idra Novey Launches Ways to Disappear

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 7,186 views

Nell Freudenberger talks with Idra Novey about her debut novel WAYS TO DISAPPEAR at Housing Works Bookstores

Idra Novey launched her debut novel Ways to Disappear at Housing Works. She spoke with writer and critic Nell Freudenberger. Novey, who has published poetry, has also worked as a translator including a novel by Clarice Lispector. Ways to Disappear follows the story of a translator searching for her author who has recently disappeared.

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Sharon Guskin Launches The Forgetting Time

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 5,276 views

Sharon Guskin reading THE FORGETTING TIME with Liesl Schillinger

Sharon Guskin launched her debut novel The Forgetting Time at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. She was joined for conversation by Liesl Schillinger, a journalist and critic. The Forgetting Time is the story of a single mother raising a child who has disturbing dreams — dreams so vivid they feel like authentic memories of a past life.

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Reading Series Census: The Segue Reading Series

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Monday, February 15th, 2016 | 7,135 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 Segue Reading Series refers to the Segue Foundation that has sponsored the series since 1982.

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Alexander Chee Discusses The Queen of the Night with Maud Newton

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 | 6,667 views

Alexander Chee, author of THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, at McNally Jackson Books with Maud Newton

Alexander Chee launched his latest novel, The Queen of the Night, last week at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows Parisian opera singer Lilliet Berne on a personal adventure through her past mysteries. Chee spoke with his friend, the critic Maud Newton, about the book and the process of writing it over the last fifteen years.

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Rachel Cantor Discusses Good On Paper

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 6,726 views

Rachel Cantor reads GOOD ON PAPER at Book Culture in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood

Rachel Cantor launched her second novel Good On Paper last week. The novel follows Shira Greene who is asked to translate an important book that will make her translating career. Cantor was joined by Susan Bernofsky, a translator, at Book Culture on Wednesday to discuss the novel and the art of translation. The book is set in the Upper West Side and Cantor says she was excited to read it in that neighborhood.

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Manhattanville Reading Series Launches in Crown Heights

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Monday, February 1st, 2016 | 7,026 views

Crown Heights has a new reading series. The product of a collaboration between Manhattanville Coffee and Penina Roth, the monthly event launched last week. The series is designed for emerging writers, and each event will feature one published author as a headliner along with several other writers who are yet to have published a book.

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James Hannaham Reads Delicious Foods

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | 6,693 views

James Hannaham reads DELICIOUS FOODS at Center for Fiction in Manhattan

James Hannaham read from his latest novel, Delicious Foods, last week at Center for Fiction in Manhattan. He was joined, eventually, by Joshua Furst, delayed by shoddy subway service. Delicious Foods explores both modern slavery and drug addiction in Louisiana.

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Helen Klein Ross reads What Was Mine

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 | 7,588 views

Helen Klein Ross reads WHAT WAS MINE at BookCourt

Helen Klein Ross was at BookCourt last week to read from her new novel, What Was Mine, about a woman who has stolen a baby girl and raised it as her own.

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