Paul Yoon Reads Snow Hunters at Greenlight Bookstore

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | 2,170 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 | 1,593 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 | 1,447 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 | 1,806 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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Tao Lin Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | 1,413 views

Greatest literary genius of a generation Tao Lin launched his latest novel, Taipei at Powerhouse Arena last night. The novel received rave reviews from sources like The New York Times, as noted by his editor who was on hand to introduce Lin. His editor encouraged everyone in attendance to drink more wine and buy the […]

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Francesco Pacifico Reads Powerhouse Books

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013 | 1,462 views

“Bourgeois novelists are great at making asses of themselves,” Francesco Pacifico said at Powerhouse Books in DUMBO on Thursday night to promote the release of the translation of his novel The Story of My Purity, originally published in Italy in 2010. Pacifico is commenting on the state of Italian literature. Novels are unpopular there, he […]

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André Aciman Reads McNally Jackson

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 | 1,688 views

“Memoirists, unable to erase the ugliest moments of their past or unwilling to make new ones up, can shift them around” André Aciman wrote in the New York Times last week. Storytelling is not about a genre of memoir or novel, Aciman is suggesting, but in the truths held together by fictive narratives. Such is […]

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Sam Lipsyte Reads BookCourt

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | 1,558 views

I first read Sam Lipsyte’s novel, Home Land, at the recommendation of a friend. The sarcastic and irreverent story of a man writing out his thoughts to an alumni message board, its a combination of contemporary cultural critique and humorous contempt. Obviously, I immediately bought his next novell, The Ask. Both novels were supremely funny, […]

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