“Weird is Good”: Lincoln Michel Launches His Debut Collection Upright Beasts at Powerhouse Arena

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Monday, October 19th, 2015 | 4,557 views

Porochista Khakpour talks with Lincoln Michel about UPRIGHT BEASTS, Photo Zack Graham

A thunderstorm couldn’t have been more fitting weather for the launch of Upright Beasts, Lincoln Michel’s debut collection of short fiction out now from Coffee House Press.

Michel, who earned his MFA at Columbia University, is a model literary citizen. He is the co-founder of Gigantic, the online editor of Electric Literature and a drawer of “Monster Lit” trading cards. He also describes himself as a “fairly frequent tweeter.”

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Bill Clegg Discusses His Debut Novel Did You Ever Have a Family

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | 3,285 views

Darin Strauss talks with Bill Clegg about Clegg's debut novel at Greenlight Bookstore

Bill Clegg has written two memoirs about addiction. He is also a literary agent. That means there are plenty of expectations about his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family. He was at Greenlight Bookstore to talk about the book with Darin Strauss.

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Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck Discuss Fiction

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | 2,795 views

Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck discuss Autofiction at Center for Fiction

The Center for Fiction hosted Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck for a brief reading and conversation about their novels. Walbert’s The Sunken Cathedral follows the story of close friends who survived World War II and emigrate from Europe. Tuck’s latest The Double Life of Liliane examines the life of a Liliane splitting her time between parents on different continents, but draws on personal autobiographical elements of Tuck’s life.

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Joy Williams Talks With Suri Hustvedt

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | 3,701 views

Joy Williams and Suri Hustvedt

Joy Williams and Siri Hustvedt were at Community Bookstore to discuss Williams’s new collection of stories The Visiting Privilege.

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Adam Johnson Discusses Fortune Smiles

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | 2,841 views

Adam Johnson talks about FORTUNE SMILES with Bill Tipper at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan

Adam Johnson discussed his new collection of stories, Fortune Smiles, with Bill Tipper last week at the Barnes & Noble 86th Street. The collection contains just six stories including subjects such as rare diseases and North Korea. His previous novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, also confronts issues of North Koreans.

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Margaret Eby Reads South Toward Home

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Monday, September 14th, 2015 | 3,770 views

Margaret Eby took a literary journey through the south. Though she now resides in Brooklyn, she grew up in Alabama. Her latest book, South Toward Home is an exploration of the places in the south that defined southern literature. She read from the book at BookCourt and answered audience questions.

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John Darnielle Discusses Wolf in White Van

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 | 3,631 views

John Darnielle discusses his novel WOLF IN WHITE VAN at The Strand in Manhattan

Novelist and musician John Darnielle was at The Strand last week to promote the paperback release of his critically acclaimed novel Wolf In White Van. The room was packed with Darnielle fans. Though unclear whether these devotees came admire to Darnielle through his band the Mountain Goats or his book, all seemed well versed in the novel.

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Benjamin Moser and Porochista Khakpour discuss Clarice Lispector

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 | 4,404 views

Porochista Khakpour and Benjamin Moser discuss Clarice Lispector at WORD Brooklyn at an event sponsored by Vol 1 Brooklyn

Benjamin Moser has spent the last twelve years of his life immersed in the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector. He has written a biography of her, translated and edited her works, and most recently contributed to the The Complete Stories, translated by Katrina Dodson. He was at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss Lispector’s life and work along with the novelist Porochista Khakpour, at an event hosted by Vol 1 Brooklyn.

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