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Nikil Saval reads Cubed with Chad Harbach

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 | 3,694 views

Nikil Saval reads from his new book Cubed with Chad Harbach

Over the last century, labor has shifted away from a manual as a dominant form towards clerical office work. Nikil Saval’s book, Cubed, traces the history of this evolution and explores the limits of the office as a place for work. He celebrated the launch of the book at Powerhouse Arena with Chad Harbach, editor of the journal n+1 and author of The Art of Fielding (2011).

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Gary Shteyngart and Suketu Mehta Discuss Little Failure

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 | 3,054 views

Gary Shteyngart and Suketu Mehta Discuss Little Failure

Super Sad True Love Story (2010) turned Gary Shteyngart into a superstar. He is now the kind of author that fills venues. In January, he released a memoir, Little Failure. He met up with his longtime friend and fellow author Suketu Mehta at New York City’s Tenement Museum to discuss the book.

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D. Foy Reads his debut novel, Made to Break, with Sean Madigan Hoen

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 | 3,839 views

D Foy reads at McNally Jackson Books

D. Foy’s debut novel, Made to Break was sixteen years in the making. It is the story of five friends trapped in a mountain cabin as they explore their various failures and vicious behavior. He read from the novel at McNally Jackson and was joined in conversation by Sean Madigan Hoen. Soho Press will release Hoen’s memoir, Songs Only You Know next month. It examines his crumbling family alongside his time as an indie musician.

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Biographer Blake Bailey Reads His Memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned, with Darin Strauss

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 | 5,223 views

Blake Bailey Reads his memoir

In his latest book, biographer Blake Bailey has turned his attention to his own life and the lives of his family with memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned (February 2014). McNally Jackson hosted Bailey for a reading along with Darin Strauss for a conversation.

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Jason Fagone’s Ingenious Looks at X-Prize Cars

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | 13,367 views

Jason Fagone presenting some of the history of cars

Writer Jason Fagone was at Powerhouse Arena presenting his new book, Ingenious, a look at several teams chasing the hundred-mile-per-gallon-car X Prize challenge. Along with Fagone was X Prize contestant Kevin Smith of Illuminati Motor Works. Smith brought his entry, the Illuminati Motor Works 7. The car has since received a slightly updated body.

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Some of You Should Go, Others Should Stay, Miniature Lady Liberty Statues for All

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | 5,223 views

Emily Gould

To leave, or not to leave New York City is a question suddenly in the literati’s zeitgeist. Talk of leaving New York City began either in 1968 with the publication of Joan Didion’s essay “Goodbye to All That” or in October with the publication of a collection of essays Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. The collection was edited by Sari Botton and immediately joined the conversation with a launch party at Powerhouse Arena.

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Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 5,600 views

Lorin Stein moderates a discussion between Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer at McNally Jackson Books

The experience of art became the focus of the evening when Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner came together for a reading and conversation moderated by Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at McNally Jackson Books. Dyer read from his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (November 2013), that looks at the personal experience of viewing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Ben Lerner read from his novel Leaving the Atocha Station (2011).

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Jonathan Wilson Reads his Memoir Kick and Run with Rosie Schaap and Péter Zilahy

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | 4,386 views

Soccerpalooza at Housing Works Bookstore cafe incuded readings from Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schaap and Peter Zilahy

France and Portugal advanced to the World Cup last night in solid victories. But on this side of the Atlantic, novelist Jonathan Wilson was reading from Kick and Run, his new memoir tracing the importance of soccer throughout his life. He was at Housing Works Bookstore, joined by Rosie Schapp, author of Drinking with Men (2013) and Péter Zilahy, author of The Last Window-Giraffe (2008).

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