Dec 6, 2012 @ 12:26:00 am
Housing Works, home of the annual Gin Mingle
What inspires people to start a literary magazine these days? That’s the question the Observer posed to the editors of the American Reader, which celebrated its first issue last week with a flashy launch party in the West Village. With a masthead featuring Ben Marcus, Dean Young, Jeff Dolven, Scott Hamrah, the magazine, whose editor in chief is the 25-year-old Uzoamaka Maduka, is off to a promising start.
Speaking of holiday publishing parties, New York media celebrated itself (and the joys of gin) at the annual Gin Mingle at Housing Works on Tuesday. While most details of the evening were probably lost in the mix, we do know that writer and “physical specimen” Jon-Jon Goulian was on hand to tease New York Daily News with info about his next book-in-progress: “'It’s gonna be non-fiction,'” Goulian said,
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