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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Irvine Welsh Talks The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 | 2,575 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 | 1,562 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 | 2,203 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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Robert Repino Reads Mort(e) with Ryan Britt

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | 2,346 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 | 1,993 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 | 1,915 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 | 2,515 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 | 2,626 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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