Justin Taylor Talks Flings

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | 2,558 views

Justin Taylor talks with Adam Wilson about FLINGS

Justin Taylor left New York City last year for Portland. He returned to Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his story collection Flings. It was the first book he wrote that was released in hardcover, he explains, and so it also was the first book he had the opportunity to launch a second edition of. He was joined at Powerhouse Arena by Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and What’s Important is Feeling. Since leaving New York, Taylor has gotten married and adopted a cat.

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Reading Series Census: Boundless Tales

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Monday, September 7th, 2015 | 3,977 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.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Boundless Tales. I chose this name to convey the idea that we feature a wide range of writing genres as well as diverse writers.

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Julia Pierpont Discusses Among the Ten Thousand Things with J. Courtney Sullivan

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Monday, July 20th, 2015 | 3,119 views

Julia Pierpont talks with J Courtney Sullivan about Among the Ten Thousand Things at McNally Jackson Books

Julia Pierpont launched her debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things with an over capacity crowd at McNally Jackson Books. She was joined by J. Courtney Sullivan in conversation. Among the Ten Thousand Things begins with a letter from a scorned lover confessing to the wife of her lover of the infidelity. Instead, the letter is found by the children, Kay and Simon. The wife already knew. From here, Among the Ten Thousand Things launches a portrait of a family living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Jack, the unfaithful husband, is a famous artist. Deb, the cuckolded wife, a dance instructor. Kay, the precocious daughter, writes Seinfeld fanfiction.

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Joshua Cohen Discusses Book of Numbers with Editor Sam Nicholson

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Monday, July 6th, 2015 | 2,405 views

Joshua Cohen discusses Book of Numbers with his editor Sam Nicholson

Joshua Cohen’s latest novel, Book of Numbers, follows a technocrat billionaire ghostwriting an autobiography with Joshua Cohen. Joshua Cohen is a character, not the author. Cohen cleared this up at McNally Jackson Books. He was joined by his editor Sam Nicholson to discuss the new novel.

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Working Title 7 Reading Series

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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | 1,632 views

The Working Title 7 writing group and reading series held their most recent event at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ. The group, comprised mostly of Montclair residents, has been together for over twelve years. They meet monthly to workshop drafts and discuss craft. Once a year, they host a reading, calling it “grass roots fiction at its best” that’s open to the public to showcase their latest efforts, try out new material, or promote new titles. On June 10th in the back corner of Watchung’s children’s section, Nancy Burke, one of the founding members, emceed the evening of stories, which ranged from creative nonfiction to young adult to sci-fi.

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Lydia Davis Talks With Lynne Tillman

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | 2,013 views

Lydia Davis Talks With Lynne Tillman

An overflowing crowded showed up at McNally Jackson Books to listen to the two authors read and discuss their work. Davis read new stories and selections from the collection Can’t and Won’t, now in paperback. Tillman, who’s latest book is the collection of essays, What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, read selected short stories, including one written for Gigantic Magazine.

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Emily Schultz Reads The Blondes

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 | 1,463 views

Emily Schultz reads from her new novel The Blondes

Blonde women become the conveyers of a rabies-like illness in the latest novel by Emily Schultz, The Blondes. Told from the perspective of red headed Hazel speaking her yet unborn child, the novel unfolds over the course of several months as infected blondes violently attack people. Schultz discussed the novel at BookCourt in Brooklyn with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.

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T.C. Boyle Reads The Harder They Come

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 | 1,586 views

TC Boyle at Barnes and Noble reads from his new novel The harder they come

T.C Boyle discussed his latest novel, The Harder They Come, at Barnes and Noble on 86th Street last week. The book is the twenty-fifth book from the author.

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