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This Week’s Readings

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]

This Week’s Readings

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MONDAY: Largehearted Boy David Gutowski and Contextual Life-r Gabrielle Gantz will host another delightful installment of Literary BFFs, featuring Stephanie LaCava (An Extraordinary Theory of Objects) and Christopher Bollen (Lightning People). There will be karaoke.  [MCNALLY JACKSON]


TUESDAY: Adrian Van Young (The Man Who Noticed Everything), Adam Wilson (Flatscreen) and Rivka Galchen (Atmospheric Disturbances), all at one reading! [COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE]

WEDNESDAY: Get here early for this one: Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers) in convo with Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men). [WORD]

THURSDAY: Book launch for Tenth of December by the inimitable George Saunders. [GREENLIGHT]

FRIDAY: And another book launch for Punk: The Best of Punk Magazine by John Holmstrom, which will feature live music and special guests. [POWERHOUSE]

This Week’s Readings

Monday, Monday. I’m excited to share the two pieces I have going up this week: a book review for Full Stop and a profile on Jonathan Evison for Capital New York. (BTW, the twitter handle @jonathanevison is NOT the real Jonathan Evison, but rather an imposter with a coupon site — ?? — who still tweets at JE’s publisher and fans! Sooo weird.)

Anywho, this week features some fantastic events with Electric Lit, Vanessa Huang, Cheryl Clarke, Victor LaValle, Jay Caspian King, and Rivka Galchen.

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