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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Sarah Gerard Talks Sunshine State

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | 1,505 views

Sarah Gerard reads from SUNSHINE STATE, a new collection of essays

Sarah Gerard discusses her new essay collection, Sunshine State, Florida as a character, class awareness, and the evolution of the collection.

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Omar El Akkad Discussed American War with Emily St. John Mandel

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 | 1,449 views

Omar El Akkad discusses AMERICAN WAR with Emily St John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN

Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel, American War, reporting on global conflicts, and limitations of an author’s own experience.

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Reading Series Census: Whom Wants to Cry

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Friday, April 14th, 2017 | 1,500 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

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What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
WHOM WANTS TO CRY. We love grammar, memes, & incorrectly using words. And, of course, crying.

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Julie Buntin Reads Marlena with Kashana Cauley

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | 1,596 views

Julie Buntin, author of MARLENA

Julie Buntin was at Powerhouse Bookstore to discuss Marlena, her debut novel about female friendship, and she discussed the midwest, wealth disparity, and female friendships.

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David Samuel Levinson Discusses Tell Me How This Ends Well

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Monday, April 10th, 2017 | 1,185 views

David Samuel Levinson discusses TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS WELL with Daniel Torday

David Samuel Levison discusses his new novel Tell Me How This Ends Well, anti-semitism in America,

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Elif Batuman discusses The Idiot with Michael Cunningham

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 1,113 views

Elif Batuman reads THE IDIOT at McNally Jackson Books

Elif Batuman discusses her debut novel The Idiot, the difference between objective and subjective writing, and the importance of editing.

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Lauren Grodstein Reads Our Short History

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Friday, March 31st, 2017 | 887 views

Lauren Grodstein discusses her new novel, Our Short History, using to humor to make death readable, and how to impute knowledge on your child after death.

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Jim Shepard Talks with Gary Fisketjon about The World to Come

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 | 877 views

Jim Shepard reading from his new story collection THE WORLD TO COME

Jim Shepard was at McNally Jackson Books to discuss his new story collection, The World to Come with Gary Fisketjon, his editor.

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