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McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.

Algonquin Young Readers Imprint Launch

September 10, 2013

“Editor and Publisher Elise Howard will introduce Algonquin’s expansion into the young readers market with their debut list of unforgettable characters, brilliant writing, and powerful new voices for the middle grade and young adult reader. Launch list authors Sara Farizan (If You Could Be Mine), Amy Herrick (The Time Fetch), and Hollis Seamon (Somebody Up There Hates You) will be on hand to read from and discuss their new works. Audience Q&A and autographing to follow.”

The White Review: Issue no. 8 launch, with Lauren Elkin, Siri Hustvedt, & Kate Zambreno

September 11, 2013

Lauren Elkin will be joined in conversation by Siri Hustvedt, author of The Summer Without Men, and Living, Thinking, Looking, and Kate Zambreno, author of Heroines and Green Girl, discussing why “writing by women simply isn’t read, received, or written about in the way writing by men is.”

If you attend either of these events and would like to write a guest blog for Feature Friday, please email Tqwana at blog@wnba-nyc.org.


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IMG_0490The Corner Bookstore

August 13, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
1313 Madison Avenue (on the corner of 93rd Street)

Author James Corbett David will read from his debut Dunmore’s New World, about the last royal governor of Virginia.

housing worksDISH at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

August 7, 2013
7:00pm126 Crosby Street

Just a host of food authors, chefs, restauranteurs, bloggers, and critics for readings and recipe swaps. With Robin Shulman. There is s $5 suggested donation. All proceeds from the event will go towards Housing Works’s programs to aid those affected by homelessness and HIV/AIDS.

mcnallyjackson_logoLiterary BFFS at McNally Jackson

August 8, 2013
52 Prince St.

The on-going series pairs authors with their best friends to discuss their latest works. This week is Soman Chainani, author of fantasy novel The School for Good and Evil, and Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War.

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housing worksPride Week Reading

With Gil Gole (Fortune’s Bastard or Love’s Pains Recounted), Annie Lanzillotto (L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir), and Charlie Vasquez (Hustler Rave XXX)
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
Thursday, June 27, 2013

mcnallyjackson_logoFind Your Inner Red Shoes: Step Into Your Own Style of Success

Author Mariela Dabbah, in Conversation with David Puente (CNN)
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
Friday, June 28, 2013

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mcnallyjackson_logoA Crime Fiction Panel

June 11, 2013, 7:00pm
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.

In celebration of International Crime Month, panelists Jason Pinter (Grove Atlantic), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Dennis Johnson (Melville House Press), and Michael Reynolds (Europa Editions) join forces to promote what is arguably one of the most vital and socially significant fiction genres of our time.

International Crime Month is a month-long initiative featuring internationally acclaimed cime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers who will appear together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions.

576101_10151101852391346_12724002_nWriters on Writers Literary Series
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
86th and Lexington Ave.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Algonquin Books is taking part in several programs in conjunction with the Barnes and Noble Writers on Writers literary series. Algonquin’s series features discussions between editors, media personalities, and Algonquin authors that explore a particular theme.

Be sure to check out the remaining events this month:

June 17 – Full Metal Jacket Literature: Robert Olmstead (The Coldest Night) in conversation with Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) on the soldier and how he is irrevocably changed by wartime. Moderated by David Abrams, author of Fobbit. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

June 24 – Short Stories: Rebecca Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories), which has been selected as a B & N Discover pick for June, in conversation with Kathy Pories, Senior Editor at Algonquin Books, and Michael Curtis, short story editor at The Atlantic, about the short story genre. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

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It’s Tuesday, WNBA-ers, and that means more author, book, and publishing events in and around New York City! Enjoy!

Downtown_Literary_FestivalSunday, April 14, 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
A Downtown Literary Festival
Bookstores McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are hosting their first annual festival to celebrate the literary culture of New York City. The full day of events will take place at both book stores and feature topics all about downtown New York City. Hear from chefs and food bloggers. Attend a literary recital. Listen to readings of Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries and the poetry of Anne Waldman. Events will be followed by a happy hour at Housing Works and end with an after party at Pravda (281 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012), sponsored by HarperCollins. For more information, visit the websites for Housing Works and McNally Jackson.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Author Luncheon with Fuminori Nakamurathe thief
The Japan Society is hosting a luncheon in recognition of Fuminori Nakamura’s  LA Times Book Prize nomination for his novel, The Thief. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the author. Allison Markin Powell, who translated Hiromi Kawakami’s novel The Briefcase, will be interviewing Nakamura. Nakamura is a Noma Literary Prize for New Writers winner, and was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. The Thief is his first novel to be published in English. The first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive a free advance copy of Nakamura’s second novel Evil and the Mask, which will be released this coming June. Registration starts at 12pm.

Tickets are $25; $20 for members, seniors, and students. RSVP here.
The Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY

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Whether for better or worse, 50 Shades of Grey has solidified its position as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.  With its explicit sexual content, many have credited the book’s success to its controversial nature and public curiosity.  But does the success of the book say anything larger about our culture in general?

Join McNally Jackson on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 PM for a 50 Shades of Grey panel that will discuss the book’s meaning (or lack thereof) as relates to our country’s sexual culture.  The panelists will include Erica Jong (Fear of Flying, Sugar in my Bowl), Daniel Bergner (The Other Side of Desire), Ian Kerner (She Comes First, He Comes Second), Melissa Febos (Whip Smart), and Roxane Gay (The Rumpus, Salon).  Each of these women has a unique point of view on feminism and sexuality, which should make for a lively discussion!

For more information on the event, visit the McNally Jackson website here.

Have you read 50 Shades of Grey?  Why or why not?  What do you think the book’s success says, if anything, about feminism and sexuality in our society?

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