Alexander Chee Discusses The Queen of the Night with Maud Newton

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 | 6,876 views

Alexander Chee, author of THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, at McNally Jackson Books with Maud Newton

Alexander Chee launched his latest novel, The Queen of the Night, last week at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows Parisian opera singer Lilliet Berne on a personal adventure through her past mysteries. Chee spoke with his friend, the critic Maud Newton, about the book and the process of writing it over the last fifteen years.

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Rachel Cantor Discusses Good On Paper

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 6,913 views

Rachel Cantor reads GOOD ON PAPER at Book Culture in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood

Rachel Cantor launched her second novel Good On Paper last week. The novel follows Shira Greene who is asked to translate an important book that will make her translating career. Cantor was joined by Susan Bernofsky, a translator, at Book Culture on Wednesday to discuss the novel and the art of translation. The book is set in the Upper West Side and Cantor says she was excited to read it in that neighborhood.

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James Hannaham Reads Delicious Foods

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | 6,871 views

James Hannaham reads DELICIOUS FOODS at Center for Fiction in Manhattan

James Hannaham read from his latest novel, Delicious Foods, last week at Center for Fiction in Manhattan. He was joined, eventually, by Joshua Furst, delayed by shoddy subway service. Delicious Foods explores both modern slavery and drug addiction in Louisiana.

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Michael Cunningham reads A Wild Swan

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Friday, December 18th, 2015 | 8,946 views

Michael Cunningham reads A WILD SWAN at BookCourt

Michael Cunningham read from his latest book, A Wild Swan, a collection of short stories at BookCourt in Brooklyn. He brought him his friend and musician Billy Hough.

The story collection pulls from classic fairy tales, though all with modern twists. The idea originated in Cunningham’s childhood when his parents would read to him. He describes himself as a junkie for stories as kid.

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Garth Risk Hallberg reads City On Fire

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 | 9,934 views

Garth Risk Hallberg Reads CITY ON FIRE at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Garth Rish Hallberg’s debut novel is 900-plus-page epic. City On Fire chronicles nine principal characters through 1970s New York City. He read from the work and took questions at BookCourt last week.

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Owen Sheers discusses I Saw a Man with Joshua Ferris

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Monday, November 16th, 2015 | 10,451 views

Owen Sheers discusses I SAW A MAN with Joshua Ferris at McNally Jackson Books

Owen Sheers is a poet, playwright, and novelist. He has worked with British war veterans producing a play retelling their traumas. His latest novel, I Saw a Man follows the healing process of Michael Marshall widowed when his journalist wife is killed on assignment in Pakistan. He discussed the novel at McNally Jackson Books with Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

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Sigal Samuel Discusses The Mystics of Mile End with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 | 7,014 views

Sigal Samuel talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about her debut novel THE MYSTICS OF MILE END

Sigal Samuel, a playwright and journalist, released her debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End earlier this month. She spoke with Buzzfeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald at Community Bookstore.

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Sloane Crosley Reads The Clasp

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 | 4,194 views

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Sloane Crosley is one of the funniest women writing today. Her two previous essay collections, How Did You Get This Number and I Was Told There’d be Cake, are confessional, often self-deprecating, and always funny. Her debut novel, The Clasp, continues to explore similar themes. She launched the book–available in multiple colored covers–at BookCourt in Brooklyn last week.

The novel, she explains, is actually a tribute to the short story, a genre she adores. The narrative is told through three different characters while mixing in vignettes of other people the three main characters encounter.

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