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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Jennifer Pashley Discusses The Scamp with Julia Fierro

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 | 2,506 views

Jennifer Pashley reads THE SCAMP at WORD Brooklyn

Jennifer Pashley was at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss her novel, The Scamp. The book explores small town, post-industrial America through the eyes of two women. Rayelle is trying to escape her life, and signs on to help investigate the disappearance of women in the area. Khaki has a darker, more troubling past–she’s responsible for the disappearing women. Pashley discussed the novel with Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and author of Cutting Teeth.

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Helen Phillips Discusses The Beautiful Bureaucrat with Jenny Offill

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 | 2,480 views

Helen Phillips and Jenny Offill discuss THE BEAUITFUL BUREAUCRAT at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

Helen Phillips was at McNally Jackson books discussing her debut adult novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat with Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation. Phillips previously published the short story collection And Yet They Were Happy, as well as a children’s adventure book Where the Sunbeams are Green.

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Kathleen Alcott Discusses Infinite Home with Valeria Luiselli

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015 | 2,682 views

Kathleen Alcott launched INFINITE HOME with Valerie Luiselli at Powerhouse Arena

Kathleen Alcott launched her latest novel, Infinite Home, at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. She discussed the book with writer Valerie Luiselli. The novel focuses on the assorted residents of a Brooklyn brownstone.

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Alexis Coe Discusses Alice + Freda Forever With Margaret Eby

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Friday, July 31st, 2015 | 2,291 views

Alexis Coe and Margaret Eby discuss Alice + Freda Forever

Alice + Freda Forever is a true-crime story set in 1892 Memphis, Tennessee. The teenage murderer provided a shocking sensation at the dawn of yellow journalism. Alexis Coe discussed her book with Margaret Eby at Community Bookstore, sponsored by Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

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Stephanie Kallos reads Language Arts

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 | 1,762 views

Stephanie Kallos, author of the novel LANGUAGE ARTS

Stephanie Kallos was at Powerhouse Arena to read from her latest novel Language Arts and discuss the book with voice actor Tavia Gilbert and editor Lauren Wein. The book follows Seattle area high school English teacher Charles Marlow, a man who loves puzzles and language arts.

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Julia Pierpont Discusses Among the Ten Thousand Things with J. Courtney Sullivan

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Monday, July 20th, 2015 | 3,570 views

Julia Pierpont talks with J Courtney Sullivan about Among the Ten Thousand Things at McNally Jackson Books

Julia Pierpont launched her debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things with an over capacity crowd at McNally Jackson Books. She was joined by J. Courtney Sullivan in conversation. Among the Ten Thousand Things begins with a letter from a scorned lover confessing to the wife of her lover of the infidelity. Instead, the letter is found by the children, Kay and Simon. The wife already knew. From here, Among the Ten Thousand Things launches a portrait of a family living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Jack, the unfaithful husband, is a famous artist. Deb, the cuckolded wife, a dance instructor. Kay, the precocious daughter, writes Seinfeld fanfiction.

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Caitlin Moran Discusses How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan

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Monday, July 13th, 2015 | 2,419 views

Caitlin Moran talks about How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan. She is wearing a shirt covered in little David Bowies

Caitlin Moran started her career as a teenage music journalist, much like Johanna Morrigan, the protagonist and narrator of Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl. The wildly funny book is now in paperback and Moran is reading around the United States. Moran, a British author, was at The Strand with editor Judith Regan to discuss the book.

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Naomi Jackson Discusses The Star Side of Bird Hill with Tiphanie Yanique

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | 2,625 views

Naomi Jackson talks with Tiphanie Yanique about her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson launched her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill last week at Greenlight Bookstore. The novel explores two sisters from Brooklyn sent to live in Bird Hill, Barbados, when their mother can no longer care for them. She discussed the novel with Tiphanie Yanique, author of Land of Love and Drowning.

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