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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Robert Repino Reads Mort(e) with Ryan Britt

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | 1,974 views

Robert Repino reads from Mort(e) at Word in Brooklyn

How would your pets react if they suddenly became intelligent, bipedal creatures capable of war? So is the premise of Mort(e), a new novel by Robert Repino. Part satire, part speculative fiction, the novel has already worn out comparisons to Orwell’s Animal Farm. Repino read from the novel at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn and was joined by Ryan Britt, author of the forthcoming Luke Skywalker Can’t Read.

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Adam Sternbergh Launches Near Enemy

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015 | 1,608 views

Adam Sternbergh reads from Near Enemy, his latest novel featuring a trash collecting hit man

A year ago, two important things happened to Adam Sternbergh. His daughter was born and eight days later, his debut novel, Shovel Ready was launched at BookCourt. He returned to the Brooklyn bookstore to celebrate the launch of the sequel, Near Enemy.

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Megan Mayhew Bergman reads Almost Famous Women

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Monday, January 12th, 2015 | 1,578 views

Megan Mayhew Bergman reads from Almost Famous Women

The latest collection of short stories from Magan Mayhew Bergman features characters drawn from history–women who, as the title suggests, were almost famous. Bergman celebrated the launch of the collection Almost Famous Women on a frigid night at BookCourt in Brooklyn.

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Kate Axelrod Launched The Law of Loving Others With Una LaMarche and Emily Gould

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 | 2,121 views

Emily Gould, Una LaMarche, Kate Axelrod, and Jessica Almon at McNally Jackson

Kate Axelrod launched her debut novel The Law of Loving Others at McNally Jackson Books. She was joined by Emily Gould, author of Friendship and Una LaMarche, author of Like No Other for a panel discussion moderated by Jessica Almon.

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Daphne Merkin Reads The Fame Lunches

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | 2,228 views

Daphne Merkin reads The Fame Lunches, a new collection of essays at BookCourt

Daphne Merkin read her latest collection of essays, The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags, at BookCourt in Brooklyn. She was joined by Katie Roiphe, a columnist and author, well known for The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism.

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J. Robert Lennon and David Gilbert Read Shorts Stories

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Monday, November 24th, 2014 | 1,729 views

David Gilbert and J Robert Lennon discuss writing and MFA programs at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

J. Robert Lennon read from his latest collection of stories, See You In Paradise at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn. He was joined by his friend and former classmate David Gilbert. Gilbert’s novel & Sons was released earlier this year.

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You Should Probably Stay, Because You Never Can Say Goodbye

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | 2,330 views

Sari Botton holds up Never Can Say Goodbye and Goodbye To All That

Last year, New York City’s literary community wondered if the city retained the magic of writerly mythology. For some, the question was never serious. For others, they had already left. The woman responsible for all of this sudden concern with place was Sari Botton, editor of the essay collection Goodbye to All That. Last December, Botton celebrated that book at Housing Works. The book had launched in October, leading to months long contemplation for many writers confronting their own debate as to whether they should stay or go.

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Thomas Page McBee Reads Man Alive Along With Saeed Jones

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Monday, November 17th, 2014 | 2,658 views

Thomas Page Mcbee and Saeed Jones read from their new books at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Thomas Page McBee, a long time columnist at The Rumpus, read from his memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. He was joined at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn by poet and Buzzfeed editor Saeed Jones, author of the collection Prelude to Bruise.

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