Caitlin Moran Discusses How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan

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Monday, July 13th, 2015 | 2,022 views

Caitlin Moran talks about How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan. She is wearing a shirt covered in little David Bowies

Caitlin Moran started her career as a teenage music journalist, much like Johanna Morrigan, the protagonist and narrator of Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl. The wildly funny book is now in paperback and Moran is reading around the United States. Moran, a British author, was at The Strand with editor Judith Regan to discuss the book.

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Naomi Jackson Discusses The Star Side of Bird Hill with Tiphanie Yanique

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | 2,273 views

Naomi Jackson talks with Tiphanie Yanique about her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson launched her debut novel The Star Side of Bird Hill last week at Greenlight Bookstore. The novel explores two sisters from Brooklyn sent to live in Bird Hill, Barbados, when their mother can no longer care for them. She discussed the novel with Tiphanie Yanique, author of Land of Love and Drowning.

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An Interview with Poet Claudia Cortese, Author of Blood Medals

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 | 2,589 views

Claudia Cortes’s poems and lyric essays have found homes at Black Warrior Review, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review Online, and Sixth Finch, among others. Cortese lives in New Jersey and is a poetry editor for Swarm. She has two chapbooks: Blood Medals (Thrush Poetry Press, 2015) and The Red Essay and Other Histories (forthcoming from Horse Less Press, 2015). Her chapbook, Blood Medals, was described by Winter Tangerine as “vicious and vibrant – [Cortese] writes girlhood as gorgeously fucked up, dolls-with-no-eyes hideous. Blood Medals follows Lucy, a shitty little princess that we can’t help but adore.” Poems from Blood Medals were also featured on Sundress Blog’s Wardrobe’s Best Dressed for June.

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Joshua Cohen Discusses Book of Numbers with Editor Sam Nicholson

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Monday, July 6th, 2015 | 2,405 views

Joshua Cohen discusses Book of Numbers with his editor Sam Nicholson

Joshua Cohen’s latest novel, Book of Numbers, follows a technocrat billionaire ghostwriting an autobiography with Joshua Cohen. Joshua Cohen is a character, not the author. Cohen cleared this up at McNally Jackson Books. He was joined by his editor Sam Nicholson to discuss the new novel.

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Dean Bakopoulos discusses Summerlong with Emma Straub

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 | 2,447 views

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his third novel, Summerlong, with Emma Straub at WORD in Brooklyn

A long hot summer has set in across Grinnell, Iowa, the small college town at the center of Dean Bakopoulos’s third novel, Summerlong. He was at Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore to discuss the novel with Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, now in paperback.

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Lisa Glatt Reads The Nakeds

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Friday, June 26th, 2015 | 1,518 views

Lisa Glatt, author of The Nakeds, reads at BookCourt in Brookyn

In Lisa Glatt’s The Nakeds, a young girl is struck by a car. Her parents marriage falls apart. The driver drives on. And Hannah spends the next decade recovering. Glatt read from The Nakeds at BookCourt in Brooklyn discussing the origins of the book and her own childhood trauma when she, like Hannah, was struck by a car.

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Working Title 7 Reading Series

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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | 1,632 views

The Working Title 7 writing group and reading series held their most recent event at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ. The group, comprised mostly of Montclair residents, has been together for over twelve years. They meet monthly to workshop drafts and discuss craft. Once a year, they host a reading, calling it “grass roots fiction at its best” that’s open to the public to showcase their latest efforts, try out new material, or promote new titles. On June 10th in the back corner of Watchung’s children’s section, Nancy Burke, one of the founding members, emceed the evening of stories, which ranged from creative nonfiction to young adult to sci-fi.

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Lev Grossman Discusses The Magician’s Land with Choire Sicha

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 | 4,105 views

Lev Grossman reads The Magicians Land at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

The Magicians trilogy of books has grown into a genre-bending success for author Lev Grossman. Besides spawning a television series, the third book, The Magician’s Land, is now in paperback. Grossman discussed the book and series with Choire Sicha, coproprietor of The Awl and author of Very Recent History.

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