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MONDAY: Actor Vanessa Redgrave will read from Michelle Zackheim’s LAST TRAIN TO PARIS and moderate a discussion with the author. [McNally Jackson]

TUESDAY: Manhattan Release Party for Sean Michaels' debut novel US CONDUCTOR. [KGB]

WEDNESDAY: Release party for RAYMOND PETTIBON: TO WIT, with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon. [Strand]

THURSDAY: Kate Zambreno (GREEN GIRL) in convo with Jenny Offill (DEPT. OF SPECULATION).  [Center for Fiction]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Book launch for THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang, in convo with David Gilbert (& SONS). [Strand]

TUESDAY: Aaaand another book launch for Megan Abbott’s THE FEVER. [BookCourt]

WEDNESDAY: Joint event with authors Megan Abbott (THE FEVER), Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH), and Anna Godbersen (THE BLONDE). [WORD]

THURSDAY: The Moth StorySLAM (theme: Breathless). [Housing Works]

FRIDAY: Happy weekend!

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Franklin Park with Shane Jones, Porochista Khakpour, Amy Sohn, Julia Fierro, Juliet Escoria, and Edward Kearns. [Franklin Park]

TUESDAY: Alexi Zentner (THE LOBSTER KINGS) in convo with Tea Obreht (THE TIGER’S WIFE). [McNally Jackson]

WEDNESDAY: Flavorwire + Melville House Present: The Legacy of James Agee’s LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN, hosted by Elisabeth Donnelly and featuring three writers inspired by Agee’s legacy: Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS), Scott Korb (LIGHT WITHOUT FIRE), and Jen Percy (DEMON CAMP). [594 Broadway]

THURSDAY: Susan Choi (MY EDUCATION) in convo with Sarah McCarry (DIRTY WINGS). [WORD]

FRIDAY: Genevieve Valentine (THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB) in convo with her editor. [BookCourt]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: VIDA Roundtable on Literary Biography with Jill Lepore, Rebecca Mead, Salamishah Tillet, and Ruth Franklin. [Housing Works]

TUESDAY: Launch party for Emma Straub’s THE VACATIONERS, which has been getting heaped with praise. Can’t wait to read it! [BookCourt]

WEDNESDAY:  Zack O’Malley Greenburg (MICHAEL JACKSON, INC.: THE RISE, FALL, AND REBIRTH OF A BILLION-DOLLAR EMPIRE) in convo with Touré. [B&N, Tribeca]

THURSDAY: MY STRUGGLE: BOOK THREE launch party with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Zadie Smith, and James Wood. [McNally Jackson]

FRIDAY: Paperback launch for Khaled Hosseini’s AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. In convo with Anand Giridharadas (INDIA CALLING). [Greenlight, offsite]

SUNDAY: Share a four-course dinner prepared by chef Jason Audette with food writer Ruth Reichl (DELICIOUS!). [Contrada Restaurant]

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Happy BEA, all!

TUESDAY:To Grad School or Not to Grad School? A panel with Simon Critchley (STAY, ILLUSION!), NYT reporter Amy O’Leary, and Nikil Saval (CUBED: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE WORKPLACE). Moderated by Jessica Loudis, editor of SHOULD I GO TO GRAD SCHOOL? [The Strand]

WEDNESDAY: First installment of Quarterly Conversation, presented by Guernica and Flavorwire and featuring NBA winner Jesmyn Ward (SALVAGE THE BONES) in convo with poet Saeed Jones (PRELUDE TO BRUISE). [594 Broadway]

THURSDAY: Tumblr Writers BEA Party with John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats, forthcoming author of WOLF IN WHITE VAN), Rainbow Rowell (FANGIRL, LANDLINE), and Catherine Lacey (NOBODY IS EVER MISSING). [Housing Works]

FRIDAY: Two-Book Minimum with Dan Wilber and Ross Hyzer, featuring Paul Laudiero (SH*T ROUGHT DRAFTS), Doug Smith (MONTREAL’S JUST FOR LAUGHS), and Robert Dean (NY’s Funniest Competition). [Community Bookstore]