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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Max Winter Discusses Exes with Editor Julie Buntin

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 | 663 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 | 803 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 | 907 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 | 828 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 | 905 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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Omar El Akkad Discussed American War with Emily St. John Mandel

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 | 898 views

Omar El Akkad discusses AMERICAN WAR with Emily St John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN

Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel, American War, reporting on global conflicts, and limitations of an author’s own experience.

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Reading Series Census: Whom Wants to Cry

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Friday, April 14th, 2017 | 889 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.

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What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
WHOM WANTS TO CRY. We love grammar, memes, & incorrectly using words. And, of course, crying.

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Julie Buntin Reads Marlena with Kashana Cauley

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | 1,053 views

Julie Buntin, author of MARLENA

Julie Buntin was at Powerhouse Bookstore to discuss Marlena, her debut novel about female friendship, and she discussed the midwest, wealth disparity, and female friendships.

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