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Alex Gilvarry Launched Eastman Was Here


Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 4,723 views

Alex Gilvarry talks with Saïd Sayrafiezadeh about EASTMAN WAS HERE at McNally Jackson Books

Alex Gilvarry discusses his new novel Eastman Was Here, reading about Norman Mailer, and how the Vietnam war movies of his childhood scared him straight.

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Richard Powers Reads Orfeo at McNally Jackson Books


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | 4,794 views

Richard Powers reads from his new novel Orfeo at McNally Jackson Books

National Book Award winner Richard Powers read from his new novel, Orfeo, and discussed the book at McNally Jackson Books. The novel combines the past and present of protagonist Peter Els while relying heavily on music to propel the narrative, the third of Powers’s books to integrate music into the text.

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Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein


Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 5,880 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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Ana Božičević Reads from Rise in the Fall with Ann Lauterbach


Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 | 3,736 views

Ann Lauterbach reads at McNally Jackson; she was joined by Ana Bozicevic and her collection of poems, Rise in the Fall

The Poetry Society of America brought together poets Ana Božičević and Ann Lauterbach for a reading at McNally Jackson Books. The reading was the third in a series organized by the Poetry Society of America. Previous readers from the series included Angelo Nikolopoulos paired with C. K. Williams and Nick Laird paired with Meghan O’Rourke.

Ana Božičević read from her latest collection, Rise in the Fall, published by Birds. Božičević and her little dog Klaus took to the stage to read, Klaus secure in her purse. She explained that she snuck the dog in, and that it was his first poetry reading. Klaus was well behaved.

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Will Self Reads Umbrella, with Martin Amis


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | 6,646 views

Martin Amis and Will Self read at McNally Jackson books

Two giants of modern British literature came together to discuss their differences and read from their recent novels. Will Self, who is also a literal giant, read from his latest novel, Umbrella and Martin Amis read from Lionel Asbo.

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Tom Barbash Reads With Mary Gaitskill and Stephen Elliott at McNally Jackson


Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | 4,533 views

Tom Barbash was promoting his new collection of stories, Stay Up With Me at McNally Jackson Books alongside Mary Gaitskill, who was late. Stephen Elliott, author and founding editor of The Rumpus, briefly introduced Barbash in her place. Gaitskill would arrive later to join Barbash in a discussion and moderate questions from the audience. Barbash […]

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Jeff Jackson and Justin Taylor Read McNally Jackson Books


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | 4,266 views

Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, joined Jeff Jackson at McNally Jackson Books to celebrate the release of Jackson’s debut novel Mira Corpora. Jackson is a playwright known for experimental projects, while Taylor teaches at Columbia and has a forthcoming essay collection. Taylor begins by reading a story from Everything […]

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