Laura Hemphill reads Buying In with Teddy Wayne

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | 2,414 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 | 2,265 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 | 3,838 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 | 3,529 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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Gabriel Roth reads from The Unknowns with Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | 2,263 views

Gabriel Roth reads at the Center for Fiction from his novel The Unknowns

The Center for Fiction brought Gabriel Roth and Kristopher Jansma together for a discussion of coming of age stories. Both Jansma’s The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Roth’s The Unknowns feature protagonists in their twenties coming to terms with adulthood. Roth qualifies this point by saying of his protagonist that “he completely fails to come of age,” and in a way, his novel is about the failure to mature.

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Mircea Cărtărescu reads from Blinding, with Joshua Cohen

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | 2,485 views

Mircea Cărtărescu reads from his novel, Blinding, recently translated from Romanian into English

McNally Jackson Books served as the last stop on the American book tour for Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu as he celebrated the release of the English translation of Blinding, a novel described as dream-memoir. He was joined by Joshua Cohen, author of Witz (2010) and Four New Messages (2012).

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Jayne Anne Phillips Reads Quiet Dell

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 | 2,379 views

Jayne Anne Phillips reads from her new novel, Quiet Dell, at the Strand, with Amy Hempel

Jayne Anne Phillips read from her new novel, Quiet Dell at The Strand on Tuesday. She was joined in conversation by Amy Hempel.

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Rigoberto González Reads Autobiography of My Hungers

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Friday, October 4th, 2013 | 1,847 views

Rigoberto González reads from his new book Autobiography of My Hungers

The New York Foundation of the Arts hosted Rigoberto González at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble in promotion of his new book, Autobiography of My Hungers. González is a poet, essayist, fiction author, young adult fiction author, book reviewer and professor at Rutgers University. Autobiography of My Hungers is a series of flash prose memoir vignettes that delve into personal moments from González’s life.

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