Adam Sternbergh Reads His Debut Novel, Shovel Ready

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Friday, January 17th, 2014 | 2,845 views

Shovel Ready, the debut novel by Adam Sternbergh, is set in a future dystopian New York City featuring a trash collecting, hitman protagonist. BookCourt celebrated the release of his book by hosting Sternbergh for a reading. Sternbergh is the culture editor for the New York Times magazine and a former editor at New York Magazine.

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Rachel Cantor Reads Her Debut Novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, With Hannah Tinti

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 | 4,389 views

Rachel Cantor reads from her new novel a Highly Unlikely Scenario

Rachel Cantor sends readers into a near future controlled by fast food corporations with her debut novel A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, A Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World. Cantor celebrated the release of the novel at Greenlight Bookstore along Hannah Tinti, co-founder and editor of the single story per issue journal One Story.

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Ben Marcus Discusses Leaving the Sea with Tobias Carroll

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Friday, January 10th, 2014 | 2,090 views

Tobias Carroll and Ben Marcus discuss Leaving the Sea, Ben Marcus's new collection of stories

Ben Marcus’s collection of stories, Leaving the Sea, was released on Tuesday. Tobias Carroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, joined Marcus at Community Bookstore in Park Slope to discuss the collection.

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Ruth Ozeki Reads A Tale for the Time Being, Inaugurates Readings at WORD Jersey City

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | 1,941 views

Ruth Ozeki reads from A Tale for the Time Being, her acclaimed novel now in paperback, at WORD Jersey City

Novelist Ruth Ozeki was in New York’s unofficial sixth borough, Jersey City, to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of her novel A Tale for the Time Being. Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore opened a second store in Jersey City late last month; Ozeki became the first author to read in the new space and she described the store as having that “new bookstore smell.”

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Laura Hemphill reads Buying In with Teddy Wayne

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | 2,091 views

Teddy Wayne and Laura Hemphill discuss her new novel Buying In at the Strand

Laura Hemphill read from her debut novel Buying In (November 2013) at The Strand and then had a conversation with Teddy Wayne. Wayne is the author of two novels, The Love Song of Johnny Valentine (February 2013) and Kapitol (2012).

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Kevin Sampsell Reads This is Between Us

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | 2,005 views

Kevin Smapsell reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn from his new Novel This is Between Us

Kevin Sampsell read from his new novel This Is Between Us (October 2013) at BookCourt (He reads at WORD on Friday, December 6th in an event hosted by Vol 1. Brooklyn). He is also the author of the memoir A Common Pornography (2010) and Creamy Bullets (2008), a story collection.

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Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 3,334 views

Lorin Stein moderates a discussion between Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer at McNally Jackson Books

The experience of art became the focus of the evening when Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner came together for a reading and conversation moderated by Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at McNally Jackson Books. Dyer read from his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (November 2013), that looks at the personal experience of viewing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Ben Lerner read from his novel Leaving the Atocha Station (2011).

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Will Self Reads Umbrella, with Martin Amis

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | 3,150 views

Martin Amis and Will Self read at McNally Jackson books

Two giants of modern British literature came together to discuss their differences and read from their recent novels. Will Self, who is also a literal giant, read from his latest novel, Umbrella and Martin Amis read from Lionel Asbo.

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