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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T.C. Boyle Reads The Harder They Come

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 | 1,911 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 | 3,285 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 | 1,886 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 | 1,859 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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Mark Doten Chats with Justin Taylor

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015 | 2,193 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 | 2,241 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 | 2,164 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 | 2,027 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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