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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Emily Schultz Reads The Blondes

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 | 1,463 views

Emily Schultz reads from her new novel The Blondes

Blonde women become the conveyers of a rabies-like illness in the latest novel by Emily Schultz, The Blondes. Told from the perspective of red headed Hazel speaking her yet unborn child, the novel unfolds over the course of several months as infected blondes violently attack people. Schultz discussed the novel at BookCourt in Brooklyn with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.

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Chigozie Obioma Reads Debut Novel The Fishermen

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Friday, April 24th, 2015 | 2,290 views

Chigozie Obioma reads from the Fishermen, his debut novel about four boys

Chigozie Obioma has written biblical parable in his debut novel The Fishermen. The book explores the relationships of four brothers. He read from The Fishermen at WORD Jersey City and wss joined in conversation by Nana-Ama Kyerematen, founder of the website AfriDiaspora.

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Cecily Wong Reads Debut Novel Diamond Head

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Monday, April 20th, 2015 | 1,747 views

Cecily Wong reads Diamond Head, her debut novel about a Chinese - Hawaiian family, with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth and founder of Sackett Street Writers Workshop. BookCourt, Brooklyn

Fate is at the center of Cecily Wong’s debut novel Diamond Head, an epic story spanning generations of a Sino-Hawaiian family. Wong celebrated the release of the novel at BookCourt with novelist and Sackett Street Writers Workshop founder Julia Fierro.

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Lily King Reads Euphoria

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | 1,396 views

Lily King reads from Euphoria, now in paperback, at Community bookstore

When Lily King moved to Maine, one of her new neighbors wanted to show off a local bookstore in downtown Portland. They took the trip to the city only to find that the bookstore was in the process of closing. King, trying to be enthusiastic about the store her friend had loved, searched the picked over shelves looking to make a purchase. Unexpectedly, King chose Margaret Mead, A Life, the biography of the anthropologist.

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T.C. Boyle Reads The Harder They Come

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 | 1,586 views

TC Boyle at Barnes and Noble reads from his new novel The harder they come

T.C Boyle discussed his latest novel, The Harder They Come, at Barnes and Noble on 86th Street last week. The book is the twenty-fifth book from the author.

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Paul Beatty Reads The Sellout

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Monday, March 16th, 2015 | 2,822 views

Paul Beatty Reads at Greenlight Bookstore

Paul Beatty read from his newest novel, The Sellout at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. He was joined in conversation by Sam Lipsyte. When Beatty took the podium, he seemed temporarily overcome with emotion for a moment. He explained that he felt similarly overwhelmed recently at a reading in Detroit. The reason, he explains, was the feeling of satisfaction from completing the book: “I realized I was really close to getting what was in my head on the page.”

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Josh Cook Launches An Exaggerated Murder

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Monday, March 9th, 2015 | 1,534 views

Josh cook reads an Exaggerated Murder

Josh Cook has spent more than a decade working on his debut novel An Exaggerated Murder. The novel follows private investigator and genius Trike Augustine as he solves a case. Problematically, the clues are so stupid they begin to stump the detective. Cook launched the novel at WORD in Brooklyn.

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Emily Gray Tedrowe Reads Blue Stars

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | 1,495 views

Emily Gray Tedrowe reads from Blue Stars, her newest novel

Blue Stars, the second novel by Emily Gray Tedrowe, explores the lives of military families on the homefront. The novel focuses on two women, Ellen and Lacey, and the other family members left behind after deployment. She read from the book at BooKCourt in Brooklyn.

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