Lore Segal Reads Housing Works with James Marcus

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 1,727 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 | 2,697 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 | 5,658 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 | 2,134 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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Paul Yoon Reads Snow Hunters at Greenlight Bookstore

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | 3,220 views

Paul Yoon’s debut novel, Snow Hunters, began when he had been researching Korean history while writing his acclaimed short story collection, Once The Shores. He begins the reading by explaining that while in the process of researching a story in the collection, he came across a tidbit about Korean soldiers after the Korean conflict ended. […]

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Jessica Lott Reads BookCourt

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 | 1,854 views

Eight years ago, on her thirtieth birthday, Jessica Lott began writing her debut novel, The Rest of Us. In the interim years she has written a novella and became an art critic and essayist. She begins reading from the opening of the novel, an obituary for Rudolf Rhinehart, the narrator’s former professor and lover. Quickly […]

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Shani Boianjiu Reads WORD

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | 1,662 views

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu was promoting the paperback release of her acclaimed The People of Forever Are Not Afraid with a reading in Greenpoint. The novel follows the lives of teenage soldiers serving the Israel Defense Forces, a story inspired by her own compulsory time served. She wrote the novel when she was just twenty-three, […]

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Max Barry Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | 2,088 views

“Australians don’t read,” author Max Barry quips. Barry took to the podium at the Barnes and Noble on 86th and Lexington to read from his new novel, Lexicon, available yesterday. He is also promoting his new film, Syrup, based on his debut novel of the same name. Lexicon, his fifth novel, examines the idea of […]

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