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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Jayne Anne Phillips Reads Quiet Dell

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 | 2,383 views

Jayne Anne Phillips reads from her new novel, Quiet Dell, at the Strand, with Amy Hempel

Jayne Anne Phillips read from her new novel, Quiet Dell at The Strand on Tuesday. She was joined in conversation by Amy Hempel.

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Sari Botton, Melissa Febos, Meghan Daum and Emily Gould read from Goodbye to All That

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 | 2,623 views

Powerhouse Books hosted the launch party for essay anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. The anthology collects twenty-eight essays from women authors on the subject of leaving New York, although not all of them remain outside the city. The collection is edited by Sari Botton, who read part of […]

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Muliebrous Omnibus: Renaming Chick Lit

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 | 2,437 views

A little less than twenty years ago, the “chick lit” genre was launched, arguably, with Helen Fielding’s 1996 Bridget Jones’s Diary. Next week, Fielding releases the third book in the Bridge Jones franchise, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Looking back, its easy to claim that Bridget Jones was a phenomenon: the book spawned a […]

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Rigoberto González Reads Autobiography of My Hungers

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Friday, October 4th, 2013 | 1,853 views

Rigoberto González reads from his new book Autobiography of My Hungers

The New York Foundation of the Arts hosted Rigoberto González at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble in promotion of his new book, Autobiography of My Hungers. González is a poet, essayist, fiction author, young adult fiction author, book reviewer and professor at Rutgers University. Autobiography of My Hungers is a series of flash prose memoir vignettes that delve into personal moments from González’s life.

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Lore Segal Reads Housing Works with James Marcus

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 1,730 views

Lore Segal, author of Half the Kingdom, by Melville House, reads at Housing Works boosktore with Harper's editor James Marcus

The eighty-five year old Lore Segal launched her new novel, Half the Kingdom with a reading at Housing Works. She was joined by her publisher, Valerie Merians of Melville House, and Harper’s Magazine editor James Marcus lead Segal in conversation.

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Tom Barbash Reads With Mary Gaitskill and Stephen Elliott at McNally Jackson

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | 2,702 views

Tom Barbash was promoting his new collection of stories, Stay Up With Me at McNally Jackson Books alongside Mary Gaitskill, who was late. Stephen Elliott, author and founding editor of The Rumpus, briefly introduced Barbash in her place. Gaitskill would arrive later to join Barbash in a discussion and moderate questions from the audience. Barbash […]

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Books, Authors and Tote Bags at the Brooklyn Book Festival

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 | 2,058 views

The Brooklyn Book Festival filled downtown Brooklyn with the largest free literary event in New York City. In addition to the half dozen venues featuring readings, panels and author signings, Borough Hall Plaza was filled with vendors, presses, publishers, literary journals, and authors. The Main Stage of the book festival relied on the steps of […]

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Jay McInerney Reads Adelle Waldman at B&N 86th Street

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Monday, September 16th, 2013 | 5,665 views

Adelle Waldman’s debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. has become something of a sensation since its July launch. Waldman was joined by Jay McInerney at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble. McInerney began the evening by reading from Waldman’s book, the quote, the obvious choice: “’Men and women on relationships are like men […]

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