Sandra Newman Reads The Country of Ice Cream Star

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | 2,188 views

Sandra Newman reads The Country of Ice Cream Star with Emily St. John Mandel author of Station Eleven

Everyone over the age of twenty is dead. An undiagnosed malady afflicts the population as it ages leaving the world filled with teenagers. So is the setting of Sandra Newman’s new novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star. The novel relies on an invented patois created to by Newman. She discussed the novel at Greenlight Bookstore with Emily St. John Mandel, author of the equally dark dystopian novel, Station Eleven.

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Irvine Welsh Talks The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 | 2,575 views

Irvine Welsh and Nathan Larson talk about The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins and Scottish Politics at WORD Bookstore in Jersey City

Scottish author Irvine Welsh found himself in Jersey City at WORD Bookstores to talk about his latest novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. The book is his first American story featuring young women in their twenties in Miami. He was joined for conversation by Nathan Larson, author of The Dewey Decimal System.

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Kelly Link Reads Story Collection Get in Trouble

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Friday, February 6th, 2015 | 1,562 views

Kelly Links reads her latest story collection Get In Trouble at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Kelly Link is known as an author of dark and humorous stories. Her latest collection, Get in Trouble, offers readers nine more. Link visited Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the book.

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Kevin Morris Reads White Man’s Problems With Ophira Eisenberg

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Monday, January 26th, 2015 | 2,203 views

Kevin Morris Reads White Man's Problems With Ophira Eisenberg at the strand in NYC

A successful career as an entertainment lawyer wasn’t enough for Kevin Morris. He wanted to be a writer. And write he did, producing a collection of short stories titled White Man’s Problem’s, a title he chose after receiving notes and a rejection from an editor. Morris read from his debut story collection at The Strand on Wednesday. He was joined in conversation by Ophira Eisenberg.

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Robert Repino Reads Mort(e) with Ryan Britt

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | 2,346 views

Robert Repino reads from Mort(e) at Word in Brooklyn

How would your pets react if they suddenly became intelligent, bipedal creatures capable of war? So is the premise of Mort(e), a new novel by Robert Repino. Part satire, part speculative fiction, the novel has already worn out comparisons to Orwell’s Animal Farm. Repino read from the novel at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn and was joined by Ryan Britt, author of the forthcoming Luke Skywalker Can’t Read.

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The Disagreement, an Edited Reading Series

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | 3,095 views

Bryant Musgrove and Melissa Swantkowski, founders of the Disagreement series

The Disagreement, an edited reading series, recently hosted “I kept telling myself you’re ok; you’re not that bad” at The Hi-Fi Bar in the East Village. The Disagreement’s founders, editors and hosts, Bryant Musgrove and Melissa Swantkowski, seek work for their series that “demands to be read aloud.” They aim to present “the funny in the sad, grotesque, and the perverse.” On Janurary 13th, they certainly met that criteria.

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Adam Sternbergh Launches Near Enemy

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015 | 1,993 views

Adam Sternbergh reads from Near Enemy, his latest novel featuring a trash collecting hit man

A year ago, two important things happened to Adam Sternbergh. His daughter was born and eight days later, his debut novel, Shovel Ready was launched at BookCourt. He returned to the Brooklyn bookstore to celebrate the launch of the sequel, Near Enemy.

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Megan Mayhew Bergman reads Almost Famous Women

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Monday, January 12th, 2015 | 1,915 views

Megan Mayhew Bergman reads from Almost Famous Women

The latest collection of short stories from Magan Mayhew Bergman features characters drawn from history–women who, as the title suggests, were almost famous. Bergman celebrated the launch of the collection Almost Famous Women on a frigid night at BookCourt in Brooklyn.

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