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This Week’s Readings


MONDAY: Books Beneath the Bridge with Sharon Olds and Edward Hirsch. [Greenlight, offsite]

TUESDAY: Book launch for Adelle Waldman (THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.) with Teddy Wayne (THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE). [PowerHouse Arena]

WEDNESDAY: “Braving the Elements” with Matt Bell, Justin Taylor and Jason Diamond. [McNally Jackson]

THURSDAY: Travis Nichols (THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME) in convo with Emily Gould (Emily Books). [WORD]

FRIDAY: Happy weekend!

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MONDAY: The Franklin Park Reading series presents Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers), Fiona Maazel (Woke Up Lonely), Teddy Wayne (The Love Song of Jonny Valentine), David Gilbert (& Sons), and Maris Kreizman. [FRANKLIN PARK]


WEDNESDAY: Joshua Henkin (The World Without You). [BOOKCOURT]

THURSDAY: Comedy in Fiction: Fiona Maazel, Sam Lipsyte and Jim Shepard, moderated by Jason Diamond. [CENTER FOR FICTION]

Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her). [THE STRAND]

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MONDAY: Tonight’s Franklin Park Reading Series will feature last week’s BookStalkee Karolina Waclawiak (How to Get Into the Twin Palms), Tim Horvath (Understories), Dylan Nice (Other Kinds), Margarita Korol (Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother), and Lars Iyer (Spurious, Dogma & Exodus). [FRANKLIN PARK]

TUESDAY: Fiction Addiction’s new sister nonfiction series Big Umbrella will kick off with Rosie Schaap (Drinking with Men), Christopher Bollen (Lightning People), and Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Jason Diamond. [2A]

WEDNESDAY: Manil Suresh (The Death of Vishnu) will discuss his newest, The City of Devi, with Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am an Executioner). [MCNALLY JACKSON]

THURSDAY: Can’t beat the name: “It’s Like my Heart has Sciatica: Smith Mag’s Annual Love & Hearthbreak Story Show.” Contributors sharing tales of “shattered relationships” will include Ophira Eisenberg, David Crabb, A.J. Jacobs, Catie Lazarus, Abby Ellin, and Bryan Christian. $10. [92Y TRIBECA]

FRIDAY: I’ve always wanted to see A. S. Byatt read — and now I’ll finally get my chance! The author of Possession and The Children’s Book, along with Tracy K. Smith (Life on Mars), will and be interviewed by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. [POWERHOUSE ARENA]

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MONDAY: “The Salon” will bring together some major players in the NYC lit world—Julia Fierro, David Gutowski, Penina Roth, Jason Diamond, and Michele Filgate— to discuss their experiences curating lit events. [BOOKCOURT]

TUESDAY: Celebrate
the 50th anniversary of The New York Review of Books with a host of contributors, including Michael Chabon, Joan Didion, and Mary Beard. $20/10 students. [TOWN  HALL]

WEDNESDAY: Rosie Schaap, who writes The New York Times Magazine “Drink” column, will read from her new memoir, Drinking with Men. [SOUTH]

THURSDAY: BUST Magazine is throwing a free dance party to celebrate their new Love & Sex issue. [MATCHLESS]

FRIDAY: Granta contributors Phil Klay and Karen Russell (Swamplandia, Vampires in the Lemon Grove) will read stories about war vets. [LILLIAN VERNON WRITERS HOUSE]

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Congrats to last week’s BookStalkee, Jason Diamond, for publishing a piece about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first girlfriend in The Paris Review! Also, I’m already super excited to post this Friday’s installation (with an author whose event I recently attended), so do be sure to check back.

On to this week’s readings, which include comedians Lizz Winstead and Dave Hill, The Believer’s Karolina Waclawiak, Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories Part Deux, and Joshua Cohen.

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BookStalked: Jason Diamond

Jason Diamond is a true powerhouse in the NY lit scene. He founded culture site Vol. 1 Brooklyn, hosts its related reading series, works at Flavorpill as the New York deputy editor, and writes for pubs like The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Rumpus. This past May, Jason used his handy distinction of knowing everyone to throw “The Mingle” with friend Ryan Chapman. This networking event was so epic and well-attended that one could barely squeeze in the door. Read on for more about Jason’s fave Vol. 1 events, what to keep an eye out for this summer, and whether writers are prone to trashing dressing rooms.

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This Week’s Readings

This weather is changing my life. Just picked up my first Stumptown iced coffee o’ the season, and am looking forward to many, many more. I’m also psyched for all the great events going on this week—which include Leigh Stein, Largehearted Lit, “The New Yiderati,” Joshua Foer, and Girls Write Now.

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