McNally Jackson Books

  • Robert Seidman

    Robert Seidman, author of Ulysses Annotated returns to McNally Jackson to read from Moments Captured, his smart, sweeping new historical novel about the life of the 19th century San Francisco-based Edward Muybridge: inventor, eccentric and pioneer of motion photography. The reading will be followed…

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  • Celebrating Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

    Join legendary translator Gregory Rabassa, Granta Best Young Brazilian Novelist, J.P. Cuenca, and Granta editor John Freeman for a reading and discussion about the new Penguin Classics translations of Jorge Amado’s greatest works: The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray and The Discovery of America…

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  • A.M. Homes with Joan Wickersham

    May We Be Forgiven is the first work in six years by A.M. Homes, author of The End of Alice, The Safety of Objects and The Mistress's Daughter. Set in Winchester, the novel concerns one family's descent into psycho-sexual dysfunction and violence, and is written with a rare mixture of narrative …

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  • Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience, with Jacqueline Loss and José Manuel Prieto.

    No country in Latin America has escaped the symbolic influence of the United States to the extent that Revolutionary Cuba has. This resistance meant that for approximately three decades the Soviet Union had an invitation to intervene in practically all Cuban spheres. With sixteen essays by renowned…

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  • The Bridge: Suzanne Jill Levine and Stephen Kessler

    Given the proliferation and diversity of its literary offerings, you'd think it would go without saying that NYC would be home to at least one excellent series devoted to the art of literary translation. But, strange to say, there hasn't been one. Fortunately, just such a series launched in February…

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  • Sarah Schulman in conversation with Vijay Prashad

    In 2009, the impressively prolific novelist, playwright, historian, essayist, and queer activist, Sarah Schulman, was invited to keynote the tenth annual Lesbian and Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference at Tel Aviv University. Research for this led to such awareness of the magnitude of the …

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  • Richard Kramer in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn

    Richard Kramer's new novel These Things Happen is set in Manhattan and told through a cast of familiar, sympathetic voices. It's the story of Wesley, a bright, sensitive and self-conscious teenager who moves from his mother and step-father's home to live with his gay and hitherto elusive father. When…

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