Grant Ginder Reads Driver’s Education

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Friday, January 11th, 2013 | 2,330 views

Driver’s Education, the second novel by Grant Ginder, was released this week. He was joined at Powerhouse Books by David Lipsky for a launch party, reading, and conversation. Wildly entertaining and enthusiastic to have an audience, Ginder read a brief selection from his novel. Many of those present were his current or former students — […]

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Ben Schrank Reads McNally Jackson

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 | 2,341 views

Released today, Love Is a Canoe is a third novel by author Ben Schrank. His editor, Sarah Crichton, joined him at McNally Jackson books for a reading and conversation. New York Magazine suggested skipping the novel last week while the New York Times book review was flattering enough for Crichton to quote from it. The […]

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Ashley Prentice Norton Reads NYU Bookstore

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | 2,183 views

Released in September, The Chocolate Money is the debut novel of Ashley Prentice Norton. A graduate of the NYU MFA program, the NYU Bookstore was a natural stop on the release reading circuit. The turnout for Norton’s reading was on the lighter side allowing for an intimate setting with the author. She began by discussing […]

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Poet Rebecca Dinerstein and Novelist Adam Wilson read The Strand

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 | 4,354 views

Despite the heavy wet snow, the turnout at The Strand required staff to unfold extra seats. The main event was Rebecca Dinerstein’s book of poetry, Lofoten, a collection written above the arctic circle during a year living in Norway. Adam Wilson’s novel, Flatscreen, was released in February of this year. Wilson started off the event. […]

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Jami Attenberg Reads The Middlesteins

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | 2,402 views

The internet had generated so much buzz over Jami Attenberg’s newest novel, The Middlesteins, that when I suggested to a friend we should meet up there to hear her read, he scoffed that the place would be overrun and too crowded. But I still wanted to go, not just because of the internet chatter but […]

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Christopher Bollen and Jobie Hughes reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | 2,330 views

The Upper West Side Barnes and Noble is a bit more intimate — if a chain bookstore can ever be intimate — than its sister in Union Square and the evening’s event featured two authors promised as emerging writers, a program that two decades ago, superstar Sherman Alexie was once part of. Christopher Bollen was […]

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Luis Jaramillo and Katie Kitamura Read Pete’s Candy Store

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 | 2,510 views

This week at Pete’s, the readers both had books on their way out. Luis Jaramillo kicked off the evening. His new story collection, The Doctor’s Wife, was either released on Wednesday, or according to Amazon, next month. The collection is, as Jaramillo explains, really a series of interconnected stories. And they are short. He read […]

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Sherman Alexie Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 | 2,340 views

I had long heard that Sherman Alexie provided entertaining performances, and having been a reader of his books for well more than a decade, decided to brave the Union Square Barnes and Noble performance space. As far as readings go, there are better venues than Barnes and Noble. Its massive open space and rows and […]

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