Shani Boianjiu Reads WORD

By

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, […]

More »



Max Barry Reads Barnes and Noble

By

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 […]

More »



Tao Lin Reads Powerhouse Books

By

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 […]

More »



Francesco Pacifico Reads Powerhouse Books

By

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 […]

More »



André Aciman Reads McNally Jackson

By

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 […]

More »



Katie Longofono and Miriam Nash Read Bluestockings

By

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 | 2,198 views

Bluestockings hosted a double book release party for Katie Longofono’s chapbook The Angel of Sex and Miriam Nash’s Small Change. They brought with them poet Nina Bahadur, author of Every Single One and poet Lisa Marie Basile, author of Triste. Katie Longofono and Miriam Nash are both MFA candidates at Sarah Lawrence College. Katie Longofono’s […]

More »



Sam Lipsyte Reads BookCourt

By

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | 1,889 views

I first read Sam Lipsyte’s novel, Home Land, at the recommendation of a friend. The sarcastic and irreverent story of a man writing out his thoughts to an alumni message board, its a combination of contemporary cultural critique and humorous contempt. Obviously, I immediately bought his next novell, The Ask. Both novels were supremely funny, […]

More »



John Kenney Reads Truth in Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore

By

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | 2,898 views

John Kenney reads from his new book Truth In Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore

John Kenney, a former advertising professional, debuted his new novel, Truth in Advertising at Greenlight Bookstore. He was joined by novelist Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins. Kenney begins by joking that Attenberg, a seasoned novelist who has long participated in readings, suggested to him that it was customary to read from the novel of the host — a joke that sets the evening’s tone.

More »




Connect