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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Photos of Authors Reading

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013 | 2,158 views

Happy birthday to us! English Kills Review was launched one year ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back over the last year and reflecting on some of the books and authors we’ve written about. Or in this case, didn’t write about. Here is a collection of photos of authors reading books that for one reason or […]

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Our Favorite Books of the Last Year

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013 | 1,748 views

Happy birthday to us! English Kills Review was launched one year ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back over the last year and reflecting on some of the books and authors we’ve written about. Below is a short list of our favorite books, in no particular order: The Middlesteins A reflection of the modern American family […]

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The Best Things Authors Have Said

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Friday, September 13th, 2013 | 1,653 views

Happy birthday to us! English Kills Review was launched one year ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back over the last year and reflecting on some of the books and authors we’ve written about. Below is a collection of our favorite quotes from author readings: “Bourgeois novelists are great at making asses of themselves.” Francesco Pacifico, […]

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Jeff Jackson and Justin Taylor Read McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | 2,134 views

Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, joined Jeff Jackson at McNally Jackson Books to celebrate the release of Jackson’s debut novel Mira Corpora. Jackson is a playwright known for experimental projects, while Taylor teaches at Columbia and has a forthcoming essay collection. Taylor begins by reading a story from Everything […]

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Amy Grace Loyd Reads BookCourt

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 | 2,040 views

Amy Grace Loyd knows fiction. She spent years editing fiction at Playboy and currently is an editor at Byliner, the digital story service The Atlantic called the Pandora of reading. Now Loyd is promoting her debut novel, The Affairs of Others. The audience at BookCourt filled with writers, editors, and essayists, all of whom Loyd […]

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Meg Wolitzer and Susan Choi Read McNally Jackson Books

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 | 2,059 views

McNally Jackson Books hosted authors Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings) and Susan Choi (My Education) to read from their latest novels and discuss their books and writing craft. Choi and Wolitzer met for the first time that evening. Both lavished praise on the other. Wolitzer’s novel, The Interestings, traverses multiple periods in the lives of two […]

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Mitchell S. Jackson Reads The Residue Years

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | 1,934 views

The Residue Years, the debut novel by Mitchell S. Jackson, has been promoted as a fictionalized account of his time growing up as a black man in predominantly white Portland, Oregon. Jackson, celebrating the launch at Greenlight Bookstore, dispels the notion that he wrote a memoir. Its purely fiction. Later he’ll explain why: “I didn’t […]

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Caleb Crain Reads McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | 3,814 views

Caleb Crain’s first novel, Necessary Errors, released last week, has received mostly high praise in book reviews. Slate went as far as calling the novel a “new model for contemporary fiction.” Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, joined Caleb Crain for a reading and discussion at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows a group […]

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