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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Lev Grossman discusses Warp with Dana Schwartz

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 | 3,624 views

Dana Schwartz discusses Lev Grossman's novel WARP, the first novel THE MAGICIANS author published, newly re-released.

Lev Grossman spent the last decade crafting a universe filled with multiple worlds and the magic of wizards. But before he wrote The Magicians, he published a short novel titled Warp, about a depressed man obsessed with a love of science fiction and video games. With the success of The Magicians series, St. Martin’s Press re-released the debut novel with a new introduction. He was at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss the book with Dana Schwartz, a New York Observer Arts and Entertainment writer. Her debut novel And We’re Off is due out in the spring, followed by a memoir next fall.

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Reading Series Census: Vica Miller Literary Salons

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Monday, September 26th, 2016 | 3,166 views

Vica Miller Literary Salons

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.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Vica Miller Literary Salons.

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Alexandra Kleeman Launched Intimations with Alex Gilvarry

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 3,328 views

Alexandra Kleeman, author of the story collection IMITATIONS and the novel YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE, talks with Alex Gilvarry, author of FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NONENEMY COMBATANT at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

Alexandra Kleeman, author of the novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, launched her first collection of short stories, Intimations, at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan. She was joined in discussion of the collection by her husband, Alex Gilvarry, author of the novel From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.

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Imbolo Mbue Launches Behold the Dreamers with Patrice Ngangan

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 | 2,610 views

Imbolo Imbue reading her debut novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS

Imbolo Imbue launched her debut novel Behold the Dreamers at Powerhouse Books with a discussion with Cameroonian author Patrice Ngangang. The novel explores immigration and class as it follows the lives of a Ghanaian immigrant in Harlem, New York working for a wealthy family during the great banking crisis.

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Reading Series Census: Lyrics, Lit & Liquor

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 | 3,257 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.

Lyrics, Lit and Liquor

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor is an alliterative description of the music, readings, and (optional) alcoholic beverages one can expect at the series.

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Reading Series Census: Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 | 3,088 views

Sackett Street Writers Workshop

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.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series. The monthly events that Sackett Street organizes are aligned to the overall mission of the writers workshop Julia Fierro founded to celebrate emerging and established local writers in the NYC area.

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Yaa Gyasi Reads Homegoing with Imbolo Mbue

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 | 1,780 views

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Yaa Gyasi read from her debut novel Homegoing and took questions from the audience at Greenlight Bookstore last week. She was introduced by Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers.

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Leigh Stein Launched Land of Enchantment

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Monday, August 15th, 2016 | 1,542 views

Leigh Stein discusses LAND OF ENCHANTMENT with Rachel Syme

Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and poetry collection Dispatch from the Future. She launched her memoir Land of Enchantment at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn (becoming the second author to read at the store’s new location on Adams Street). She was joined by Rachel Syme to discuss the memoir.

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