Ishmael Beah Reads Radiance of Tomorrow, with Dinaw Mengestu

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | 1,900 views

Ishmael Beah reads from his new novel Radiance of Tomorrow at Greenlight Bookstore

Ishmael Beah’s previous book, the 2007 memoir A Long Way Gone, examined the life of child soldiers in Sierra Leone’s civil war. Beah’s new book, the novel Radiance of Tomorrow, explores the aftermath of war as people return to their homes and rebuild their lives. Beah read from the novel at Greenlight Bookstore where he was joined by Dinaw Mengestu in conversation. Mengestu is an Ethiopian born, American novelist. His novel, All Our Names is forthcoming in March, and is the author of three other books.

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Adam Sternbergh Reads His Debut Novel, Shovel Ready

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Friday, January 17th, 2014 | 2,845 views

Shovel Ready, the debut novel by Adam Sternbergh, is set in a future dystopian New York City featuring a trash collecting, hitman protagonist. BookCourt celebrated the release of his book by hosting Sternbergh for a reading. Sternbergh is the culture editor for the New York Times magazine and a former editor at New York Magazine.

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Rachel Cantor Reads Her Debut Novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, With Hannah Tinti

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 | 4,389 views

Rachel Cantor reads from her new novel a Highly Unlikely Scenario

Rachel Cantor sends readers into a near future controlled by fast food corporations with her debut novel A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, A Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World. Cantor celebrated the release of the novel at Greenlight Bookstore along Hannah Tinti, co-founder and editor of the single story per issue journal One Story.

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Ben Marcus Discusses Leaving the Sea with Tobias Carroll

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Friday, January 10th, 2014 | 2,090 views

Tobias Carroll and Ben Marcus discuss Leaving the Sea, Ben Marcus's new collection of stories

Ben Marcus’s collection of stories, Leaving the Sea, was released on Tuesday. Tobias Carroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, joined Marcus at Community Bookstore in Park Slope to discuss the collection.

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Ruth Ozeki Reads A Tale for the Time Being, Inaugurates Readings at WORD Jersey City

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | 1,941 views

Ruth Ozeki reads from A Tale for the Time Being, her acclaimed novel now in paperback, at WORD Jersey City

Novelist Ruth Ozeki was in New York’s unofficial sixth borough, Jersey City, to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of her novel A Tale for the Time Being. Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore opened a second store in Jersey City late last month; Ozeki became the first author to read in the new space and she described the store as having that “new bookstore smell.”

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Laura Hemphill reads Buying In with Teddy Wayne

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | 2,091 views

Teddy Wayne and Laura Hemphill discuss her new novel Buying In at the Strand

Laura Hemphill read from her debut novel Buying In (November 2013) at The Strand and then had a conversation with Teddy Wayne. Wayne is the author of two novels, The Love Song of Johnny Valentine (February 2013) and Kapitol (2012).

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Jason Fagone’s Ingenious Looks at X-Prize Cars

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | 11,456 views

Jason Fagone presenting some of the history of cars

Writer Jason Fagone was at Powerhouse Arena presenting his new book, Ingenious, a look at several teams chasing the hundred-mile-per-gallon-car X Prize challenge. Along with Fagone was X Prize contestant Kevin Smith of Illuminati Motor Works. Smith brought his entry, the Illuminati Motor Works 7. The car has since received a slightly updated body.

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Kevin Sampsell Reads This is Between Us

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | 2,005 views

Kevin Smapsell reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn from his new Novel This is Between Us

Kevin Sampsell read from his new novel This Is Between Us (October 2013) at BookCourt (He reads at WORD on Friday, December 6th in an event hosted by Vol 1. Brooklyn). He is also the author of the memoir A Common Pornography (2010) and Creamy Bullets (2008), a story collection.

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