Tao Lin Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | 1,767 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 | 1,725 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 | 2,006 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 | 1,819 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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John Kenney Reads Truth in Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | 2,800 views

John Kenney reads from his new book Truth In Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore

John Kenney, a former advertising professional, debuted his new novel, Truth in Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore. He was joined by novelist Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins. Kenney begins by joking that Attenberg, a seasoned novelist who has long participated in readings, suggested to him that it was customary to read from the novel of the host — a joke that sets the evening’s tone.

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Grant Ginder Reads Driver’s Education

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Friday, January 11th, 2013 | 2,231 views

Driver’s Education, the second novel by Grant Ginder, was released this week. He was joined at Powerhouse Books by David Lipsky for a launch party, reading, and conversation. Wildly entertaining and enthusiastic to have an audience, Ginder read a brief selection from his novel. Many of those present were his current or former students — […]

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Ben Schrank Reads McNally Jackson

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 | 2,266 views

Released today, Love Is a Canoe is a third novel by author Ben Schrank. His editor, Sarah Crichton, joined him at McNally Jackson books for a reading and conversation. New York Magazine suggested skipping the novel last week while the New York Times book review was flattering enough for Crichton to quote from it. The […]

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Ashley Prentice Norton Reads NYU Bookstore

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | 2,090 views

Released in September, The Chocolate Money is the debut novel of Ashley Prentice Norton. A graduate of the NYU MFA program, the NYU Bookstore was a natural stop on the release reading circuit. The turnout for Norton’s reading was on the lighter side allowing for an intimate setting with the author. She began by discussing […]

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