Its official, Yes Way Rosé will be hosting a summer reading soiree with us and you can bet the summer water will be flowing! Monday August 7 join us at 7pm to sip, mingle, and get the low down on this summer's best books. RSVP here!: http://bit.ly/2ttVfX7
Jenny Zhang and Alissa Nutting are two of the most rollicking and subversive writers in contemporary American letters. Jenny Zhang, already well-loved as a poet, is poised to the astound with her first story collection, Sour Heart, the inaugural publication of Lena Dunham’s Lenny imprint at Penguin Random House. Alissa Nutting’s second novel, Made for Love, is a tale of sex dolls and technology, and Nutting’s humor is a mirror to our current American insanity. Together, Zhang and Nutting’s singular voices will make six-foot waves across the East River.
From the bestselling author of Election and The Leftovers comes a witty, sexy novel about a suburban woman who embarks on some new kinds of erotic exploits via the internet in Mrs. Fletcher. Tom Perrotta will be in conversation with Megan Abbott, Edgar-award winning author of The Fever and You Will Know Me. Join us!
Benjamin Percy tackles the seedy underbelly of the internet, with a rag-tag crew poised to stop its evil influence in his new techno thriller, The Dark Net. Join Books Are Magic as we dive in with Benjamin and 2016 Whiting Award-winning story writer Alice Sola Kim on how this terrifying new horror novel works, and find out what the Dark Net really contains.
Admission is free!
Books Are Magic is thrilled to host Danya Kukafka for her debut and much-anticipated novel, Girl in Snow! This suspenseful story navigates many points of view to find the murderer of a 15-year old girl, although many believe the culprit may be closer than we think. Danya will be in conversation with the hilarious and talented Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.
Admission is free. Join us!
I'm going to write a tv pilot called "Everyone Loves Samin" in which I'm going to move next door to her and try to be the Elaine to her Jerry. (Yes, I know those are two different shows, I can't help it, my love is that great.)
Announcing our first ever book club! 🌟 New York Review Books have a special place in our hearts (and a special place right next to our register) and we want to share their magic with everyone! Monday September 25 will be our first meeting of the (NYRB) Books Are Magic Book Club, which will focus on lesser known classics all from female writers. The first book we're reading is Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner's 1926 novel about a "spinster" who defies society's expectations and finds community with some witchy people. 🔮💫 Grab a copy and join us! #nyrb #nyrbaremagic #bookclub #booksaremagic #lollywillowes #sylviatownsendwarner