Paul Yoon Reads Snow Hunters at Greenlight Bookstore

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | 3,392 views

Paul Yoon’s debut novel, Snow Hunters, began when he had been researching Korean history while writing his acclaimed short story collection, Once The Shores. He begins the reading by explaining that while in the process of researching a story in the collection, he came across a tidbit about Korean soldiers after the Korean conflict ended. […]

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Allison Lynn Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | 3,229 views

The Exiles required nine years of novelist Allison Lynn, but this week her second novel went on sale and she celebrated at Powerhouse Books, along with her husband, the novelist Michael Dahlie. The novel follows the lives of Nate and Emily over the course of a three day weekend as they are exiled from New […]

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Jessica Lott Reads BookCourt

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 | 2,063 views

Eight years ago, on her thirtieth birthday, Jessica Lott began writing her debut novel, The Rest of Us. In the interim years she has written a novella and became an art critic and essayist. She begins reading from the opening of the novel, an obituary for Rudolf Rhinehart, the narrator’s former professor and lover. Quickly […]

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Shani Boianjiu Reads WORD

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | 1,811 views

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu was promoting the paperback release of her acclaimed The People of Forever Are Not Afraid with a reading in Greenpoint. The novel follows the lives of teenage soldiers serving the Israel Defense Forces, a story inspired by her own compulsory time served. She wrote the novel when she was just twenty-three, […]

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Max Barry Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | 2,251 views

“Australians don’t read,” author Max Barry quips. Barry took to the podium at the Barnes and Noble on 86th and Lexington to read from his new novel, Lexicon, available yesterday. He is also promoting his new film, Syrup, based on his debut novel of the same name. Lexicon, his fifth novel, examines the idea of […]

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Tao Lin Reads Powerhouse Books

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | 1,852 views

Greatest literary genius of a generation Tao Lin launched his latest novel, Taipei at Powerhouse Arena last night. The novel received rave reviews from sources like The New York Times, as noted by his editor who was on hand to introduce Lin. His editor encouraged everyone in attendance to drink more wine and buy the […]

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Francesco Pacifico Reads Powerhouse Books

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013 | 1,813 views

“Bourgeois novelists are great at making asses of themselves,” Francesco Pacifico said at Powerhouse Books in DUMBO on Thursday night to promote the release of the translation of his novel The Story of My Purity, originally published in Italy in 2010. Pacifico is commenting on the state of Italian literature. Novels are unpopular there, he […]

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André Aciman Reads McNally Jackson

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 | 2,083 views

“Memoirists, unable to erase the ugliest moments of their past or unwilling to make new ones up, can shift them around” André Aciman wrote in the New York Times last week. Storytelling is not about a genre of memoir or novel, Aciman is suggesting, but in the truths held together by fictive narratives. Such is […]

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