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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H.I.P. Lit’s Très Brooklyn Brings Parisian Books to Brooklyn

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | 4,411 views

Kim Perel, Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, Jilie Orringer, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty at Très Brooklyn

The always spectacular H.I.P. Lit series hosted a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event last week inspired by Paris featuring authors Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, and Julie Orrginer.

H.I.P Lit is run by Erin Harris, Kim Perel, and Brittney Inman Canty. Harris and Perel are literary agents while Inman Canty works for Pushkin Press handling the publisher’s American publicity. The series is held irregularly, but only because each event is a major production. H.I.P. is much more than just a typical reading. The events are fully themed with decor, artwork, and the readers carefully chosen. With Très Brooklyn, H.I.P. promised Paris and H.I.P. delivered Paris.

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Justin Taylor Talks Flings

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | 2,861 views

Justin Taylor talks with Adam Wilson about FLINGS

Justin Taylor left New York City last year for Portland. He returned to Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his story collection Flings. It was the first book he wrote that was released in hardcover, he explains, and so it also was the first book he had the opportunity to launch a second edition of. He was joined at Powerhouse Arena by Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and What’s Important is Feeling. Since leaving New York, Taylor has gotten married and adopted a cat.

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Reading Series Census: Paragraph

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Monday, September 21st, 2015 | 5,007 views

Paragraph

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 our series changes, but let’s call it the Paragraph Reading Series. We feature current members of our 24-hour writing space (Paragraph) and so it is named.

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Adam Johnson Discusses Fortune Smiles

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | 3,240 views

Adam Johnson talks about FORTUNE SMILES with Bill Tipper at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan

Adam Johnson discussed his new collection of stories, Fortune Smiles, with Bill Tipper last week at the Barnes & Noble 86th Street. The collection contains just six stories including subjects such as rare diseases and North Korea. His previous novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, also confronts issues of North Koreans.

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Reading Series Census: Sunday Salon

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 | 4,841 views

Sunday Salon series

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?
Sunday Salon was inspired by the French literary salons.

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Margaret Eby Reads South Toward Home

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Monday, September 14th, 2015 | 5,023 views

Margaret Eby took a literary journey through the south. Though she now resides in Brooklyn, she grew up in Alabama. Her latest book, South Toward Home is an exploration of the places in the south that defined southern literature. She read from the book at BookCourt and answered audience questions.

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Reading Series Census: Fantastic Fiction

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Friday, September 11th, 2015 | 4,888 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?
Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a speculative fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in Manhattan.

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Reading Series Census: Dead Rabbits NYC

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 | 5,504 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?
Our series is called the Dead Rabbits Reading Series, Dead Rabbits NYC, for short. I wish I could say that there was something wholly meaningful or metaphoric about the name, but really it’s simply because I (Devin) had just finished watching Gangs of New York for the umpteenth time when I asked Katie and Katie if they wanted to go in together on this reading series venture with me. It seemed fitting, somehow, the name. Or it just seemed cool at the time. But it stuck, for better or worse. There’s a bar downtown called The Dead Rabbit, and it’s been there forever, so that’s led to some lovely confusion. But we roll with it.

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