October 28, 2013

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

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October 22, 2013
lastnightsreading:

Nick Laird at McNally-Jackson, 10/21/13

lastnightsreading:

Nick Laird at McNally-Jackson, 10/21/13

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October 16, 2013

housingworksbookstore:

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.

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October 15, 2013

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. 

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October 7, 2013

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

Monday: Sarah’s literature book club meets to discuss Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Beginning of Spring. Next month, it’s A.S. Byatt’s Angels and Insects

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.]

Friday: Lectura/conversación entre Cristián Gómez Olivares, Enrique Winter, Miguel Ángel Zapata y Ezequiel Zeidemwerg.

And then join us next week for some times with two more big time magazine events — one with Vintageone with Monocle (yes, that Monocle). As ever, it’s all on our events page.

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September 25, 2013
momofuku:

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!

momofuku:

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!

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September 21, 2013
A Different Stripe: Kingsley Amis Celebration @ McNally Jackson: Sunday, September 22nd, 6PM

nyrbclassics:

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’.

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September 17, 2013

Your Week at McNally Jackson:

Tuesday (i.e. tonight): In the Elizabeth Street garden (!), C.K. Williams and Angelo Nikolopoulos read as part of the Poetry Society readings. 6 pm.

At the store, Daniella Gitlin, Ernesto Semán y Michael Greenberg will have a bilingual conversación about Rodolfo Walsh’s Operation Massacre. 7pm.

Wednesday: Nothin’. Buy books.

Thursday: Dan Chelotti, Cathy Park Hong, Kathleen Ossip, and Jasmine Dreame Wagner read some poems. Specifically their own, because they are all poets. Good ones, too.

Friday: Paul “Winner of the Paulitzer Prize” Harding (he also won a Pulitzer) will talk about Enon, his new novel, with Thessaly La Force.

Saturday: Chris Kraus, Kylie Gilchrist, Veronica Gonzalez Pena, Emily Gould, Ariana Reines, Masha Tupitsyn, and Kate Zambreno are about to abduct you into the critical edition of Aliens & Anorexia. This is actually mandatory, completely unmissable. Be there.

Sunday: A little Sunday eve Amis celebrating. Remember the description of the hangover in Lucky Jim? We hope you won’t feel that way Monday morning, but on Sunday, with the help of NYRB (pronounced “nerb”) and Edwin Frank, Katie Roiphe, Lucas Wittman, and Christian Lorentzen, we discuss Kingsley.

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September 9, 2013

Your week at McNally Jackson:

Monday: Jeff Jackson will be here to talk about Mira Corpora, in which the main character, Jeff Jackson, runs away from home into a landscape of feral children and rock n rollers. He’ll be talking to the great Justin Taylor.

Tuesday: We smash a million bottles of champagne (figuratively, of course) on the great ship the S.S. Algonquin’s New YA Imprint. Here to help editor Elise Howard are her authors Sara Farizan, Amy Herrick, and Hollis Seamon.

Wednesday: It’s supposed to be ninety degrees. Hot! White hot. White Review hot. (See what I did there?) The cool Lauren Elkin, Siri Hustvedt, and Kate Zambreno will be reading.

Thursday: A conversation on practice with Roxana Robinson, who wrote Cost and Sparta, which the Times called “nuanced” and Claire Messud “a feat of imagination.” She’ll be talking to Glenn Kurtz, the host of the series.

Friday: Algo en espa&tilde>ol com Juan Pablo Anaya y Oswaldo Zavala.

Saturday: A little something for the kids.

Sunday: Norman Rush. That’s all I’m going to say: “Norman Rush.” Alright, fine, I’ll also say he’s talking to Marco Roth. But really, all you need to know: Norman Rush, 6pm, see you there.

Everything else you need to know about your week at McNally J is here.

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June 11, 2012
Tonight’s author is Shehan Karunatilaka, whose debut novel about cricket and history and Sri Lanka just earned him the Commonwealth Prize. The book sounds amazing, a little like The Art of Fielding but with less academia and flatter sticks and, like, trying to knock over a stake or something? I’m unsure. Anyhow Karunatilaka himself assures us 

"If you’ve never seen a cricket match; if you have and it has made you snore; if you can’t understand why anyone would watch, let alone obsess over this dull game, then this is the book for you."

Also there will be drinks and snacks. 
That’s right, we are using handsome young bearded authors and cake to bring you to our events. We are without shame. See you at seven.

Tonight’s author is Shehan Karunatilaka, whose debut novel about cricket and history and Sri Lanka just earned him the Commonwealth Prize. The book sounds amazing, a little like The Art of Fielding but with less academia and flatter sticks and, like, trying to knock over a stake or something? I’m unsure. Anyhow Karunatilaka himself assures us 

"If you’ve never seen a cricket match; if you have and it has made you snore; if you can’t understand why anyone would watch, let alone obsess over this dull game, then this is the book for you."

Also there will be drinks and snacks.

That’s right, we are using handsome young bearded authors and cake to bring you to our events. We are without shame. See you at seven.

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