Our reading series — now in its 12th year at KGB Bar in Manhattan's East Village — is going stronger than ever this fall. We've invited three authors to read from new works in this intimate space that encourages dialogue on Thursday, November 10 from 7-9pm. For information on the authors for the …
Our reading series — now in its 12th year at KGB Bar in Manhattan's East Village — is going stronger than ever this fall. We've invited three authors to read from new works in this intimate space that encourages dialogue on Thursday, November 10 from 7-9pm. For information on the authors for the event read the descriptions below:
Teddy Wayne will be reading from his widely acclaimed novel, Loner, which was named an Amazon Best of the Month selection for Literature & Fiction, an Indie Next List selection, and one of the most anticipated titles of the fall by New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, The Millions, LitHub, Glamour, BookPage, and Thrillist.
Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and book that celebrates the intersection of her two great loves — literature and pop culture. She is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Hairpin, Vulture, Medium, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and more.
Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books and the author of a poetry collection, So Late to the Party. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, The Awl, Verse Daily, Best New Poets 2010, and Best New Poets 2014.
Performer and poet Jennifer Tamayo’s most recent book of poems is "YOU DA ONE" (Coconut Books, 2014).
Join four lauded authors — Alexander Maksik, Tim Murphy, Randa Jarrar, & Margaret Malone — reading in support of Behind the Book, a local literacy nonprofit working to get kids in excited about reading. Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: You Deserve Nothing; A Marker to Measure Drift,…
Join four lauded authors — Alexander Maksik, Tim Murphy, Randa Jarrar, & Margaret Malone — reading in support of Behind the Book, a local literacy nonprofit working to get kids in excited about reading.
Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: You Deserve Nothing; A Marker to Measure Drift, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for both the William Saroyan Prize and Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; and the just published Shelter in Place, a magnetic novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness, the fleeting intensity of youth, the obligations of family, and the dramatic consequences of love. A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, his writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper’s, Tin House, Harvard Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Salon, and Narrative Magazine, among other publications. He is the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from the Truman Capote Literary Trust and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is the co-artistic director of the Can Cab Literary Residence in Catalonia, Spain, and his work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Tim Murphy’s lauded debut novel, Christadora, a powerful account of the AIDS crisis and its aftermath centering on the venerable Christodora, a 16-story apartment building in New York’s East Village, was an Indie Next Selection and an Amazon Top 10 Best Book of the Month. Moving kaleidoscopically from the Tompkins Square Riots and attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic, to the New York City of the future, Christodora recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the allure and destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself. Tim has reported on HIV/AIDS for twenty years, for such publications as POZ Magazine, where he was an editor and staff writer, Out, Advocate, and New York Magazine, where his cover story on the new HIV-prevention pill regimen PrEP was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Journalism. He also covers LGBT issues, arts, pop culture, travel, and fashion for publications including The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. He lives in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley.
Randa Jarrar’s debut novel, A Map of Home, was published in six languages and won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American Book Award, and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes & Noble Review. Her hotly anticipated new book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, is a collection of stories set in Texas, Egypt, Palestine, Michigan, and other locales that moves seamlessly between realism and fable, history and the present, capturing the lives of Muslim women and men, many of them "accidental transients" – a term for migratory birds who have gone astray – seeking their circuitous routes back home. She blogs for Salon, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Utne Reader, Salon.com, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Oxford American, Ploughshares, Five Chapters, and other venues. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Hedgebrook, Caravansarai, and Eastern Frontier. In 2010, the Hay Festival and Beirut UNESCO named her one of the most gifted writers of Arab origin under the age of 40. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and moved to the U.S. after the first Gulf War.
Margaret Malone is the author of the masterful debut story collection, People Like You, which was a Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award and winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize. In plainspoken American speech, with pathos and humor, the nine stories in People Like You feature dark, troubled women unafraid to puncture the pieties or to confront the void. Her stories and essays can be found in The Missouri Review, Oregon Humanities, Swink, Propeller Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE.
Behind the Book is a small literacy nonprofit that gets kids excited about reading by connecting them with contemporary writers and illustrators. Working with low-income students in the 1st-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms in curriculum-based programs that incorporate direct and sustained interaction between students and authors. In workshop fashion, students do original writing; in elementary school, students create illustrated books. All students receive copies of authors’ books to keep as their own. Our goal is to build a new generation of readers and writers. Since our founding, we have worked with nearly 13,000 students and donated more than 18,000 books to students and school libraries.