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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Caleb Crain Reads McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | 3,920 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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Paul Yoon Reads Snow Hunters at Greenlight Bookstore

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | 3,298 views

Paul Yoon’s debut novel, Snow Hunters, began when he had been researching Korean history while writing his acclaimed short story collection, Once The Shores. He begins the reading by explaining that while in the process of researching a story in the collection, he came across a tidbit about Korean soldiers after the Korean conflict ended. […]

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Allison Lynn Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | 3,133 views

The Exiles required nine years of novelist Allison Lynn, but this week her second novel went on sale and she celebrated at Powerhouse Books, along with her husband, the novelist Michael Dahlie. The novel follows the lives of Nate and Emily over the course of a three day weekend as they are exiled from New […]

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Jessica Lott Reads BookCourt

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 | 1,982 views

Eight years ago, on her thirtieth birthday, Jessica Lott began writing her debut novel, The Rest of Us. In the interim years she has written a novella and became an art critic and essayist. She begins reading from the opening of the novel, an obituary for Rudolf Rhinehart, the narrator’s former professor and lover. Quickly […]

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Shani Boianjiu Reads WORD

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | 1,721 views

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu was promoting the paperback release of her acclaimed The People of Forever Are Not Afraid with a reading in Greenpoint. The novel follows the lives of teenage soldiers serving the Israel Defense Forces, a story inspired by her own compulsory time served. She wrote the novel when she was just twenty-three, […]

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Max Barry Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | 2,168 views

“Australians don’t read,” author Max Barry quips. Barry took to the podium at the Barnes and Noble on 86th and Lexington to read from his new novel, Lexicon, available yesterday. He is also promoting his new film, Syrup, based on his debut novel of the same name. Lexicon, his fifth novel, examines the idea of […]

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Tao Lin Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | 1,771 views

Greatest literary genius of a generation Tao Lin launched his latest novel, Taipei at Powerhouse Arena last night. The novel received rave reviews from sources like The New York Times, as noted by his editor who was on hand to introduce Lin. His editor encouraged everyone in attendance to drink more wine and buy the […]

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Francesco Pacifico Reads Powerhouse Books

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013 | 1,728 views

“Bourgeois novelists are great at making asses of themselves,” Francesco Pacifico said at Powerhouse Books in DUMBO on Thursday night to promote the release of the translation of his novel The Story of My Purity, originally published in Italy in 2010. Pacifico is commenting on the state of Italian literature. Novels are unpopular there, he […]

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