This week in NYC, it’s not summer anymore:
MONDAY 9/10: You already know this, but The Rumpus Loves New York. Stephen Elliott hosts, with authors Sam Lipsyte, Nick Flynn, Amber Tamblyn, Andrew McCarthy, and Colson Whitehead; comedians Nato Green and Jeanine Brito; and musical guest K. Flay. 7pm, Public Assembly, $5.
TUESDAY 9/11: Granta launches their latest issue at McNally Jackson, with readings by Chris Adrian and James Lasdun. 7pm, free.
WEDNESDAY 9/12: Kathleen Alcott discusses her new novel, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, with John Wray at Greenlight Bookstore. 7:30 pm, free.
McNally Jackson hosts Real Characters, with performances by Alan Zweibel, Dan Wilbur, Will Hines, and Kerri Doherty. 7pm, free.
THURSDAY 9/13: Literary Death Match comes to Le Poisson Rouge, with Jon Ronson, Touré, and Jamie Lee judging readers Matt Summell, Tina Rosenberg, Jason Diamond, and Courtney Maum. Doors at 6, show at 7:15, $10 preorder, $15 at the door.
Molly Ringwald reads from When It Happens to You and discusses the novel in stories with Emma Straub at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.
Cole Stryker, Clay Shirky, Whitney Phillips, John Young, and Deborah Natsios take on anonymity and the internet in a panel discussion at Housing Works Bookstore Café. 7pm, free.
FRIDAY 9/14: Archipelago Books team up with Bookcourt for A Night in Translation, featuring readings by Archipelago translators Alyson Waters, Ross Benjamin, Peter Wortsman, and Richard Sieburth; an audience Q&A; a panel discussion; and book signings. 7pm, free.
Katie Kitamura discusses her novel, Gone to the Forest, with Siri Hustvedt at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.
SATURDAY 9/15: Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses volume 1 of his autobiographical epic, My Struggle, with Lorin Stein. 192 Books, 7pm, free.
The Center for Fiction hosts LitCrawl (“a barcrawl with books”), featuring Paul La Farge (The Artist of the Missing), Alison Espach (The Adults), and Helen Phillips (And Yet They Were Happy). KGB Bar, 6pm, free.
SUNDAY 9/16: Dan Neustadt of The Hold Steady plays Elliot Smith’s XO at Le Poisson Rouge, which is not a literary event but clearly has narrative potential. 9pm, free.
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