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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Jac Jemc Read A Different Bed Every Time with Sasha Fletcher

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Monday, November 10th, 2014 | 1,776 views

Jac Jemc reads from her new collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time, at community bookstore with Sasha fletcher

Jac Jemc read from the collection of very short stories, A Different Bed Every Time at Community Bookstore at an event sponsored by Volume 1 Brooklyn. She was joined by Sasha Fletcher.

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Siri Hustvedt Reads The Blazing World

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 | 2,259 views

Siri Hustvedt reads from her novel The Blazing World at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

Novelist and scholar Siri Hustvedt celebrated the release of the paperback edition of her novel The Blazing World at McNally Jackson Books. The novel unfolds as a series of documents that slowly reveal the puzzle of the plot.

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David Gordon Reads White Tiger on Snow Mountain with Ed Park

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | 2,400 views

David Gordon reads form his new story collection White Tiger on Snow Mountain with editor Ed Park

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David Shafer Reads Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with Lev Grossman

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 | 2,108 views

David Shafer and Lev Grossman talk about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and The Magicians at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn

David Shafer’s debut novel Whiskey Tango Foxtrot follows three young people as they entangle themselves in a global conspiracy. Two college friends, Mark and Leo, along with non-profit worker Leila, find themselves fighting a conspiracy to privatize all data. Shafer was joined at Community Bookstore by Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians, a trilogy of books about a young man from Brooklyn who enrolls in a magician’s school.

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Jane Smiley Reads Some Luck

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | 1,898 views

Jane Smiley reads from the first book in her trilogy, Some Luck from the trilogy The Last Hundred Years at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Jane Smiley has launched a new trilogy titled The Last Hundred Years focusing on, unsurprisingly, a century of time. Some Luck, the first novel of the series, begins in 1919 in the heartland of central Iowa focused on a family of fivec children. Smiley read from the book at BookCourt last week.

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Nell Zink Reads Debut The Wallcreeper with Jonathan Franzen

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Monday, October 20th, 2014 | 4,413 views

Nell Zink reads from her new book The Wallcreepr

Four years ago, Nell Zink wrote an email to Jonathan Franzen. Franzen responded, and soon they found themselves enthralled with a long distance email correspondence. Franzen is the reason Nell Zink is at McNally Jackson Books releasing her debut novel. He convinced her to turn her writings into a manuscript, The Wallcreepers, and to try and have it published.

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Cristina Moracho Reads Althea & Oliver

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 | 2,326 views

cristina MOracho reads from her debut novel Althea and Oliver

Cristina Moracho’s debut novel Althea & Oliver, portrays the effects of Kleine-Levine Syndrome, a rare sleep disorder that causes long term periods of sleepiness and childlike mental acuity. Teenager Oliver finds himself struggling with the disease and Althea, his friend from the age of six, has to grapple with the results. Moracho was joined at McNally Jackson with her editor Sharyn November for conversation.

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Martin Amis Reads The Zone of Interest

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Monday, October 6th, 2014 | 1,801 views

Martin Amis Reads The Zone of Interest at BookCourt in Brooklyn

“Novels begin not as an idea or thesis but with an image,” Martin Amis begins the evening. He read from his latest novel, The Zone of Interest (August 2014) at what has become his neighborhood bookstore, BookCourt. “You can’t in good conscious start a novel without it,” he adds. In the case of The Zone of Interest, the image is of the horror of German death camps.

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