49 posts tagged Books
MONDAY: Books Beneath the Bridge: Celebrate the release of Kate Bernheimer’s newest collection: HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRYTALES. With Genevieve Valentine (THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB). [WORD, Brooklyn Bridge Park]
TUESDAY: Launch for Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIAN’S LAND. With fellow fantasy writers Michelle Hodkin (the MARA DYER trilogy), Lauren Oliver (BEFORE I FALL and the DELIRIUM trilogy), Margaret Stohl (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), Erin Morgenstern (THE NIGHT CIRCUS), and Lev’s twin brother Austin Grossman (SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE, YOU). [Greenlight, St. Joseph’s College]
WEDNESDAY: Launch for Joshua Wolf Shenk’s THE POWER OF TWO. With editor Eamon Dolan of Eamon Dolan Books. [Powerhouse]
THURSDAY: The Weeklings Live with Elissa Schappell, Nelly Reifler, Diana Spechler and the Editors. [Housing Works]
FRIDAY: Happy weekend!
Well this is a heartwarming lit tale: Edan Lepucki’s novel CALIFORNIA debuted at #3 on the NYT bestseller list, after Stephen Colbert showcased it as a way to fight back against Amazon’s recent tactics against Hachette. When on the show, she, in turn, bumped Stephan Eirik Clark’s SWEETNESS #9.
I haven’t yet the book, but it sounds fascinating: in a post-apocalyptic LA, a pregnant couple who’s been surviving in the woods decides to return to (a potentially dangerous) civilization. Last Wednesday, Greenpoint’s WORD hosted the book’s Brooklyn launch. Edan’s hilarious, self-deprecating, and straightshooting Q&A answers made me like her even more.
In the ongoing battle for women’s rights, I’m glad we have Kate Zambreno on our side.
An uncomfortably intense event with artist Raymond Pettibon and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon brought up an interesting question…
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!
Or: The Perks of Being a BookStalker.
MONDAY: A whole bunch of people will be participating in Graywolf Press’s 40th Anniversary Event, including Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS), Tracy K. Smith (LIFE ON MARS), and Mary Szybist (INCARNADINE). [Housing Works]
*BONUS*: Senator Elizabeth Warren (A FIGHTING CHANCE) will be at the Strand from 4:30—5:30, pre-Colbert! [Strand]
TUESDAY: On Shirley Jackson: Victor LaValle (THE DEVIL IN SILVER) in convo with Sarah Weinman (TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES). [McNally Jackson]
WEDNESDAY: In convo: Francine Prose (LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932) and Rivka Galchen (AMERICAN INNOVATIONS). [Center for Fiction]
THURSDAY: Pitchapalooza: American Idol for books, with Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-founders of The Book Doctors. [WORD]
FRIDAY: An Evening with the One Story Literary Debutantes, hosted by One Story founding editor Hannah Tinti and featuring readings by award-winning debut authors Molly Antopol, Rachel Cantor, Amelia Kahaney, Celeste Ng, David James Poissant, James Scott, and Ben Stroud. [Greenlight]
MONDAY: Franklin Park with Lynne Tillman, Jeff Jackson, Tova Mirvis, Brendan Kiely, and Wah-Ming Chang. [Franklin Park]
TUESDAY: Book launch for CUTTING TEETH by Sackett Street founder Julia Fierro. [BookCourt]
WEDNESDAY: Joshua Ferris on his newest, TO RISE AT A DECENT HOUR. [Greenlight]
THURSDAY: Graywolf Poetry Tour with Saskia Hamilton, Nick Lantz and Mark Wunderlich. [WORD]
FRIDAY: The Pogues’ James Fearnley on his memoir, HERE COMES EVERYBODY. [Community]
MONDAY: The Miss Manhattan Non-fiction Reading Series featuring Jack Murnigham, Danny Goodman, Harris Sockel, and Hannah VanderPoel. [Niagara Bar]
TUESDAY: Largehearted Lit featuring Stacey D’Erasmo (WONDERLAND) in convo with Elissa Schappel (BLUEPRINTS FOR BUILDING BETTER GIRLS) and special musical guest Rachael Yamagata. [Housing Works]
WEDNESDAY: Roxane Gay (AN UNTAMED STATE) in convo with Ruth Franklin. [McNally Jackson]
THURSDAY: Launch party for THE MOVEMENT OF STARS by Amy Brill. [Bookcourt]
FRIDAY: Christopher Moore (THE SERPENT OF VENICE) in convo with Euan Morton. [WORD, Jersey City location]