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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Mark Doten Chats with Justin Taylor

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015 | 1,864 views

Mark Doten and Justin Taylor talk about The Infernal at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Mark Doten has until now been better known as a Senior Editor at Soho Press, but last month he launched his own debut novel, The Infernal. The book’s surreal personalities coalesce into a dark and humorous collective narrative. He was joined by Justin Taylor, author of the story collection Flings for a conversation at Greenlight Bookstore.

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Alena Graedon Reads The Word Exchange with Joshua Max Feldman, Author of The Book of Jonah

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | 1,905 views

Alena Graedon author of The Word Exchange and Joshua Max Feldman, author of The Book of Jonah talk about their novels, now in paperback

Alena Graedon and Joshua Max Feldman read from their novels at Community Bookstore in Park Slope. Graedon’s The Word Exchange is set in a not-so-distant Dystopia where the death of print has lead to the buying and selling of words. A disappearance at a renowned dictionary sets of the action. Feldman’s The Book of Jonah is modern retelling of the biblical story set in New York City with a lawyer at the center.

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Laura van den Berg Reads Find Me

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | 1,722 views

Laura van den Berg and Catherine Lacey discuss van den Berg's latest novel, Find Me

Laura van den Berg read from her debut novel Find Me at McNally Jackson Books. She was joined in conversation by Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing.

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E.C. Osondu reads This House is Not for Sale

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 | 1,648 views

E.C. Osondu reads This House is Not for Sale at Powerhouse Arena

A common scam in Nigeria includes attempting to sell a home that does not in fact belong to the person selling it, E.C. Osondu explains. That scam served as inspiration for the first draft of his latest novel This House is Not For Sale. Osondu read from the book at Powerhouse Arena. In an early draft, someone kept trying to sell the house, but what Osondu really wanted to discover was the people inside the house and their history.

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Sandra Newman Reads The Country of Ice Cream Star

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | 1,745 views

Sandra Newman reads The Country of Ice Cream Star with Emily St. John Mandel author of Station Eleven

Everyone over the age of twenty is dead. An undiagnosed malady afflicts the population as it ages leaving the world filled with teenagers. So is the setting of Sandra Newman’s new novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star. The novel relies on an invented patois created to by Newman. She discussed the novel at Greenlight Bookstore with Emily St. John Mandel, author of the equally dark dystopian novel, Station Eleven.

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Irvine Welsh Talks The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 | 2,201 views

Irvine Welsh and Nathan Larson talk about The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins and Scottish Politics at WORD Bookstore in Jersey City

Scottish author Irvine Welsh found himself in Jersey City at WORD Bookstores to talk about his latest novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. The book is his first American story featuring young women in their twenties in Miami. He was joined for conversation by Nathan Larson, author of The Dewey Decimal System.

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Kelly Link Reads Story Collection Get in Trouble

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Friday, February 6th, 2015 | 1,315 views

Kelly Links reads her latest story collection Get In Trouble at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Kelly Link is known as an author of dark and humorous stories. Her latest collection, Get in Trouble, offers readers nine more. Link visited Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the book.

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Kevin Morris Reads White Man’s Problems With Ophira Eisenberg

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Monday, January 26th, 2015 | 1,898 views

Kevin Morris Reads White Man's Problems With Ophira Eisenberg at the strand in NYC

A successful career as an entertainment lawyer wasn’t enough for Kevin Morris. He wanted to be a writer. And write he did, producing a collection of short stories titled White Man’s Problem’s, a title he chose after receiving notes and a rejection from an editor. Morris read from his debut story collection at The Strand on Wednesday. He was joined in conversation by Ophira Eisenberg.

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