Gabriel Roth reads from The Unknowns with Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | 1,918 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 | 2,127 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 | 2,125 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 | 1,624 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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Lore Segal Reads Housing Works with James Marcus

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 1,470 views

Lore Segal, author of Half the Kingdom, by Melville House, reads at Housing Works boosktore with Harper's editor James Marcus

The eighty-five year old Lore Segal launched her new novel, Half the Kingdom with a reading at Housing Works. She was joined by her publisher, Valerie Merians of Melville House, and Harper’s Magazine editor James Marcus lead Segal in conversation.

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Tom Barbash Reads With Mary Gaitskill and Stephen Elliott at McNally Jackson

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | 2,349 views

Tom Barbash was promoting his new collection of stories, Stay Up With Me at McNally Jackson Books alongside Mary Gaitskill, who was late. Stephen Elliott, author and founding editor of The Rumpus, briefly introduced Barbash in her place. Gaitskill would arrive later to join Barbash in a discussion and moderate questions from the audience. Barbash […]

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Jay McInerney Reads Adelle Waldman at B&N 86th Street

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Monday, September 16th, 2013 | 5,310 views

Adelle Waldman’s debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. has become something of a sensation since its July launch. Waldman was joined by Jay McInerney at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble. McInerney began the evening by reading from Waldman’s book, the quote, the obvious choice: “’Men and women on relationships are like men […]

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Jeff Jackson and Justin Taylor Read McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | 1,899 views

Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, joined Jeff Jackson at McNally Jackson Books to celebrate the release of Jackson’s debut novel Mira Corpora. Jackson is a playwright known for experimental projects, while Taylor teaches at Columbia and has a forthcoming essay collection. Taylor begins by reading a story from Everything […]

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