Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique Discuss Here Comes the Sun and Land of Love and Drowning

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 2,033 views

Tiphanie Yanique, Glory Edim, and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk at Housing Works about HERE COMES THE SUN and LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING

Nicole Dennis-Benn was at Housing Works Bookstore to discuss Here Comes the Sun with Tiphanie Yanique, author Land of Love and Drowning. Their discussion was moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

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Reading Series Census: Prose Bowl

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 | 3,837 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The series is The Prose Bowl. It evokes competition, since that’s our basic format, but is also a pun, because we’re a tongue-in-cheek show and also have a running gag wherein I love puns. Because I do!

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Susan Daitch Discusses The Lost Civilization of Solucidir with Emily Barton

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | 1,495 views

Susan Daitch and Emily Barton discuss their novels at McNally Jackson Books

The latest novels by Susan Daitch and Emily Barton both feature fictitious nations. Barton’s The Book of Esther supposes the existence of a Jewish state in Eastern Europe. Daitch’s novel, The Lost Civilization of Solucidir, follows the search for the the ruins of a fabled middle eastern city. Both women were at McNally Jackson Books to discuss their novels.

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Alejandro Zambra Discussed Multiple Choice with John Wray

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 | 2,155 views

Alejandro Zambra reads MULTIPLE CHOICE at McNally Jackson Books

Alejandro Zambra was at McNally Jackson Books to discuss his latest work, Multiple Choice, a narrative written as a multiple choice exam mirroring the same test administered to young people in Chile seeking college admission. He was joined by the novelist John Wray, author of the The Lost Time Accidents.

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Patrick Ryan Discusses The Dream Life of Astronauts with Hannah Tinti

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016 | 1,756 views

Hannah Tinti talks with Patrick Ryan about THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS his new story collection at McNally Jackson Books

Patrick Ryan was at McNally Jackson to discuss his new story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts. He was joined by OneStory founder Hannah Tinti.

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Bob Proehl Talks with Ryan Britt about A Hundred Thousand Worlds

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Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 1,963 views

Bob Proehl reading at Greenlight Bookstore

Bob Proehl enters into the world of comic book and science fiction fandom in his debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. He was joined at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to talk about the novel, super fans, and comic books by Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths.

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Jesse Ball Faces Isaac Fitzgerald in Epic Backgammon Match

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 2,166 views

Jesse Ball, author of HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Backgammon boards were set up throughout BookCourt, the Brooklyn bookstore more commonly known for hosting literary events than board game bouts. But Jesse Ball, author motr than a dozen other books, was set to face off against Isaac Fitzgerald, Buzzfeed Books editor, while discussing his latest novel How to Set a Fire and Why.

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Rest Stops, Flower Shops, and Yankee Pie: A Conversation with Jon Corcoran.

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Monday, June 27th, 2016 | 2,712 views

Jonathan Corcoran and Roberto Santiago reading together in California

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the story collection, The Rope Swing, published in April 2016 by Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of West Virginia University Press. His work has been named a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction and a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and is forthcoming in the anthology, Eyes Burning at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary West Virginia Fiction and Poetry. He received a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. He was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. The Rope Swing is his debut.

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Roberto F. Santiago: Congratulations on the release of your first collection The Rope Swing! I am so proud of you! I must say outright that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have millions of notes in the margins. These notes range from ‘YASSSS!’ and ‘WERK’ to ‘STEAL THIS!’ and ‘THIS is poetry.’

Jonathan Corcoran: The highest kind of literary praise comes from a writer you respect, and you are that, sir. And to have a “capital P” Poet refer to my prose as poetry—I’m breaking out the champagne tonight (well, prosecco, if I’m honest). Thanks you. Seriously. It’s been such a journey getting this book out here. It feels like a victory lap getting to talk about it with you.

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