Paul Rome and Catherine Lacey Talk With Mark Doten

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 | 2,470 views

Paul Rome reads form his debut novel we all sleep in the same room along with Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing, at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan with Soho Press editor Mark Doten

Paul Rome’s debut novel We All Sleep In The Same Room captures emotional chilliness of two people distanced from each other by the grinding banality of their lives raising a son in a single bedroom apartment. Catherine Lacey’s Nobody is Ever Missing explores similar emotional distance, though in the case of her narrator, the distance is also a physical one; Elyria taking flight to New Zealand. Both authors sat down at McNally Jackson with Soho Press editor Mark Doten for a conversation about their books.

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Edan Lepucki, Emma Straub and Literary Friendship

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | 3,112 views

Edan Lepucki and Emma Straub talk about friendship and writing; both released novels this year. California hit no 3 on the NYTimes bestseller list and The Vacationers has sold more than 100,000 copies

Edan Lepucki and Emma Straub have been friends since they attended Oberlin College together. Both women released novels this year, and McNally Jackson hosted them to talk about their books and friendship in the literary world. David Gutowksi introduced the writers.

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Amy Sohn Talks The Actress with Choire Sicha

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 | 5,010 views

Amy Sohn reads from her latest novel, The Actress, at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint Brooklyn

WORD Bookstore hosted Amy Sohn to talk about her latest novel, The Actress, (July 2014), with Choire Sicha, co-proprietor of The Awl. Sohn provided pierogies from a neighborhood restaurant and Sicha set the mood as casual, insisting members of the audience should call out questions or comments they pair could answer or refute.

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Conjunctions #62 Launch at the NYU Bookstore

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 | 3,533 views

Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow

New York might get a bad rap for sky-high rents, but at least it isn’t Antwerp. Antwerp in the 1860’s, that is. A vitriolic diatribe written by Charles Baudelaire against the defenseless little country of Belgium appears in the latest issue of the Pushcart Prize-hoarding magazine Conjunctions. According to Baudelaire, the 19th century poet and essayist, low rents were the only things the “ragamuffin” of a state had going for it in the mid-1800’s.

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Emily Gould Talks Friendship With Elif Batuman

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Friday, July 11th, 2014 | 4,560 views

Emily Gould reads from her new novel, Friendship at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

If there is a literary equivalent of a shock-jock radio D.J., it might be Emily Gould, the essayist, memoirist, and blogger known for honest confessionalism, sometimes criticized as bordering on narcissism. Her 2010 collection of personal essays And the Heart Says Whatever earned her a $200,000 advance, and then the book flopped, as she describes in the essay “How Much my Novel Cost Me.” Gould now returns with a new book, the novel Friendship, but the distinction between fictional and nonfictional narrative remains insignificant. Gould pulls inspiration from her own life and that of her close friends creating a story of the friendship of two young women as they bumble through their twenties in New York City. Comparisons have been drawn to Lena Dunham’s Girls, though perhaps without the glitz and glitter of an HBO set. While Dunham’s girls’ blunders transpire across the Disneyland like paradise of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, a romanticized version of an already saccharine sweet world, Gould’s young women, Amy and Bev, find themselves in the distinctly less glamorous if equally expensive brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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Celeste Ng Discusses Everything I Never Told You with Catherine Chung

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | 4,317 views

Celeste Ng reads from her new novel, Everything I never Told You, at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

The Asian American Writers Workshop hosted Celeste Ng at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You. She was joined by Catherine Chung, author of Forgotten Country (2012).

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Scott Cheshire Reads High As The Horses’ Bridle with Philipp Meyer

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | 2,185 views

Scott Cheshire reads from High as the Horses Bridle at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO

Scott Cheshire launched his debut novel High As The Horses Bridle at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Cheshire serves as the interviews editor at Tottenville Review. He was joined in conversation by novelist Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust (2009) and The Son (2013).

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Kate Zambreno Relaunches Green Girl With Elissa Schappell

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | 2,241 views

Kate Zambreno and Elissa Schappell discuss Green Girl at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Brooklyn

Kate Zambreno first published Green Girl three years ago through the small Emergency Press. She had the rare opportunity to revise the novel and relaunch the book to a wider audience through HarperCollins. The new edition is longer and includes an extra post-novel section as well as an original essay. She launched the new edition at Powerhouse Arena with Tin House co-founder and editor-at-large Elissa Schappell.

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