Kim Gordon and Raymond Pettibon at the Strand (shit got real there towards the end)
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]
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 movie is AMAZING. See it if you can. #wearethebest
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]
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]
Flavorwire asked me and a few other lit folk for our ultimate summertime reads. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (an old favorite) immediately came to mind. Find out why and check out the other choices here.
BEA mingling mania at @housingworksbks
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]
Or: The Perks of Being a BookStalker.