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This Week’s Readings

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]

BookStalked: Karolina Waclawiak

In How to Get into the Twin Palms, a 25-year-old Polish immigrant in LA takes on a new name (Anya) and a new mission: to get into the exclusive Russian club in her neighborhood. Believer editor Karolina Waclawiak’s debut novel has been called a “fresh and bizarre” take on the immigrant story, and her dark humor and engaging prose have landed it on various top-ten lists. (Plus, how awesome is the cover)? Karolina was able to share some fascinating tales of her public reading experiences, including feedback from Polish book clubs and the most memorable reading of her life.

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This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Joy Division bassist Peter Hook will chat with Pitchfork editor Brandon Stosuy about his book Unknown Pleasures, which details the band’s incredible rise and tragic end. [POWERHOUSE ARENA]

TUESDAY: Fiction Addiction presents a Night with PEN American Center, featuring Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife), Christopher Sorrentino (Death Wish), J. Robert Lennon (Familiar) and Catherine Chung (Forgotten Country). NOTE: One of these awesome readers will be this week’s BookStalkee… [2A]

WEDNESDAY: Guess who’s turning eleven! Largehearted Lit (run by famed lit blogger David Gutowski) will celebrate its 11th anniversary with Karolina Waclawiak (How to Get Into the Twin Palms), Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins), and musician John LaRosa. [WORD]

THURSDAY: Granta will launch Issue 122: Betrayal, featuring readings by Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet), Laura Wilkinson, Karen Russell (Swamplandia, Vampires in the Lemon Grove), and Colin Robinson. [MCNALLY JACKSON]

FRIDAY: Release party for Aria Beth Sloss’s buzzy debut, Autobiography of Us: A Novel. [BOOKCOURT]

This Week’s Readings

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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