Geoff Dyer at McNally-Jackson, 11/26/13
Tonight, y’all. Jayne Anne Phillips talking to Nan Graham, her editor. Be there.
YOUR WEEK AT MCNALLY JACKSON:
Tonight: Four readers, Four Way Books (and friends). With David Haynes, Rigoberto Gonzáles, Victoria Redel, and Kamilah Aisha Moon.
Tuesday: Will Self in conversation with Martin Amis. Do I need to say anything else? No. (Okay, one thing: That image, plugging the event, above? Terrifying. Happy almost Halloween.)
Wednesday: Celebrate Devil’s Night—the night before Halloween—with NYRB (pronounced “nerb”) Classics, as Susan Bernofsky discusses her translation of Jeremias Gotthelf’s The Black Spider, a book about the devil, his spider servants, and a Swiss hamlet.
Thursday: Charlotte Birnbaum comes back with Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries, part of her "On the Table" series. She’ll be talking to the artist Spencer Finch. Bonus points if you come dressed as your favorite pâté.
Then on Friday we have a Spanish book club and it’s November.
Nick Laird at McNally-Jackson, 10/21/13
Online ticket sales for tonight’s event with Helen Fielding have now closed, but tickets will be available at the door! Doors at 6:30, event at 7PM; more info here.
Tickets at the door! Start “queuing” now.
I said “queue” because Bridget is British, you see.
Your week at McNally Jackson:
Tonight: Ach so! The Bridge is back, and in this installment Peter Filkins and Susan Gillespie will be talking about translating from das German.
Wednesday: AHHH EPIC YA TRIVIA NIGHT AHHHH. (Pictured above is just one of the prize sets—signed stuff!)
Also: Bring a date, or get flustered, fumble through the invitation and show up alone convinced you’ll always be unlucky-in-love—either way head to Housing Works Bookstore at 7pm to celebrate the return of Bridget Jones with Helen Fielding and Vogue culture editor Valerie Steiker.
Thursday: Have you guys heard of this magazine Monocle? I think it’s largely about single-eyed glasses. They put out a book about how to live betterly while wearing your single-eyed glasses, and editor Tyler Brule will talk about it.
And on Friday we’ve got some great stuff en español (Luisa Valenzuela!), and on Sunday at 5pm, a Poets & Writers reading. See it all here.
Friends, right now I am eating ice cream. It’s really tasty—a real treat. The only thing that’s better than ice cream? A week of events at McNally J. Like ice cream—for you mind.
Tuesday: YAist Anna Jarzab will be here launching Tandem into the world—or will her parallel universe self be trapped in this universe launching her book in hopes of being returned to her home universe? Only one way to find out.
Wednesday: Another edition of Real Characters, this one with Simon Doonan, Dave Hill, Taylor Negron, Natasha Rothwell, and Alice Bradley.
Thursday: You like music. You like literature. You like Music & Literature, maybe the best new literary magazine of recent memory. Teju Cole, Hari “The Funzru” Kunzru, Peter Breiner, Colin Stokes, Maria Im and Nathaniel LaNasa will be here to celebrate the third issue. With music. And literature. [drops mic] [drops book] [boom] [No but seriously there will be music — a performance of three compositions by Vladimír Godár.]
And then join us next week for some times with two more big time magazine events — one with Vintage, one with Monocle (yes, that Monocle). As ever, it’s all on our events page.
pizzle fig! beating around the gender bush with lucky peach
join peter meehan (editor of lucky peach) for a conversation with kate krader (restaurant editor of food & wine) and charlotte druckman (author of skirt steak: women chefs on standing the heat & staying in the kitchen) about gender, writing and the intersection of the two, at 7:00pm at mcnally jackson on 9/25.
special thanks to tiger beer!
Lucky peaches, this is tonight. 7pm!
After you’ve sated yourself on the literary richness that is the Brooklyn Book Festival, you should really top of your day by attending the launch celebration for Kingsley Amis’ Girl, 20 and One Fat Englishman at NYC’s McNally Jackson Books. Discussing Amis and these books will be…
Look at Kingsley, tipplin’.