Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford read at Center for Fiction

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 | 2,301 views

Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford discuss their new books at Center for Fiction in Manhattan, New York City

The Center for Fiction hosted authors Adam Wilson and Peter Mountford for a reading from their new books and a discussion between them. Wilson’s collection of stories What’s Important is Feeling will be released next week while Mountford’s novel The Dismal Science was released in January.

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Molly Antopol reads The UnAmericans with Justin Torres

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | 2,460 views

Justin Torres and Molly Antopol discuss her story collection, The UnAmericans at Greenlight bookstore in Brooklyn

Molly Antopol, named one of the 5 Under 35 by the National Book Foundation in 2013, released a collection of short stories, The UnAmericans, earlier this month. She read from the book at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn with Justin Torres, author of the novel We The Animals.

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Rachel Kushner Reads The Flamethrowers with James Wood

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | 2,385 views

Rachel Kushner and James Wood discuss The Flamethrowers at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn

The Flamethrowers appeared on many best of 2013 lists, and to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of the book, Rachel Kushner read from the novel at Powerhouse Arena. She was joined by critic James Wood.

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Rabih Alameddine Reads An Unnecessary Woman with Colm Tóibín

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 | 3,626 views

Rabih Alameddine read from his new novel An Unnecessary Woman at Community Bookstore with Colm Tóibín

Rabih Alameddine debuted his new novel, An Unnecessary Woman, at Community Bookstore in Park Slope and conversed with Colm Tóibín on Wednesday. Tóibín is the author of The Testament of Mary (2012), a novel exploring the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, and he is a professor at Columbia University.

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Kim Fu Reads For Today I Am a Boy

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 | 2,038 views

Kim Fu reads For Today I Am a Boy at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

The Chinese-Canadian author Kim Fu read from her debut novel For Today I Am a Boy (January 2014) at Greenlight Bookstore. She was joined by Ron Hogan, founder of Beatrice.com, for conversation about the book. For Today I Am a Boy chronicles the struggle faced by the narrator and protagonist, Peter, girl born with the body of a boy. Adding to Peter’s struggle is his immigrant parents’ desire to both assimilate Canadian culture and maintain their family lineage. With three sisters, Peter lacks the brother necessary to divert her father’s intense fascination on raising a son.

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Okey Ndibe reads Foreign Gods, Inc

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 | 1,771 views

Okey Ndibe read from his second novel Foreign Gods Inc at Jefferson Market Library, published by SoHo Press

The polar vortex thrust New York City in a frigid chill this week, weather that Okey Ndibe says reminds him of the first day in the United States twenty-five years earlier. He arrived in December, 1988, on the coldest day of the year wearing only a light jacket. Ndibe came from Nigeria, a place where cold is seventy-five degrees. Nobody warned him about winter.

This month, Okey Ndibe released his second novel, Foreign Gods, Inc, fourteen years after his debut, Arrows of Rain (2000). His publisher, SoHo Press, has sent him around the country to promote the book, and hosted Ndibe at the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village.

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Chang-Rae Lee Reads On Such a Full Sea

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 | 1,512 views

Chang-Rae Lee reads from his new novel ON Such a Full Sea

Two decades ago, the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers program selected Chang-Rae Lee for his 1995 novel Native Speaker, helping launch his career as a novelist. Earlier this month he released his fifth novel, On Such a Full Sea. He read from the book at the 82nd Street Barnes & Noble before answering audience questions.

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Richard Powers Reads Orfeo at McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | 2,495 views

Richard Powers reads from his new novel Orfeo at McNally Jackson Books

National Book Award winner Richard Powers read from his new novel, Orfeo, and discussed the book at McNally Jackson Books. The novel combines the past and present of protagonist Peter Els while relying heavily on music to propel the narrative, the third of Powers’s books to integrate music into the text.

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