Posts Tagged: daniel handler

Notable San Francisco: 10/11–10/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 3/15–3/21

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Wednesday 3/15: Paul LaFarge (The Night Ocean) is interviewed by Daniel Handler. Fans of H. P. Lovecraft will be intrigued. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park . Joan Frank (All the News I Need, winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction) is interviewed by Peg Alford Purcell. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith.

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Notable San Francisco: 2/22–2/28

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Wednesday 2/22: John Darnielle (Wolf in White Van) reads from his new novel, Universal Harvester. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith. Roof Books presents David Buuck (Co-Founder and Editor of Tripwire), Jean Day (The Triumph of Life), and Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution Laura Moriarty (Who That Divines). Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books. Thursday 2/23: Hank […]

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Mirrors and Windows

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Jacqueline Woodson responds to Daniel Handler’s racist watermelon joke at the National Book Awards with a moving and direct piece in the New York Times. She neither condemns nor forgives Handler, but instead focuses on her personal history with the watermelon joke, the positive direction of diversity in publishing, and her mission in writing: This […]

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Diversity Matters

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Daniel Handler’s (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) recent racist joke at the National Book Awards exposed an uncomfortable truth about the American publishing industry: its overwhelming whiteness. For the industry to survive, it must embrace diversity. Over at the Guardian, Carole DeSanti points out that regardless of changes in the business of publishing, what matters is the […]

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Introducing Lit Tease, A Preview/Fundraiser for Lit Crawl

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Still hyped up from Beast Crawl and counting down the days until San Francisco’s Lit Crawl in October? Then you’ll want a ticket to Lit Tease, LitQuake’s preview/fundraiser event for the highlight of their annual festival, happening tonight. Tickets are $20 apiece (with discounted drinks), which seems well worth the price for a night of […]

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Michelle Tea’s Book Party Looks Awesome

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Food, drink, fortune-telling, live music…is there anything about the release party for Michelle Tea’s new novel that doesn’t sound amazing? The book is Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, new from McSweeney’s McMullens; the refreshments are pierogi, chocolate, and cocktails; and the entertainment includes Annah Anti Palindrom, Daniel Handler, and of course, Tea herself. Tickets are only $20, so you […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/24 – 5/30

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This week in New York, BookExpo America (BEA) kicks off, and this year with a new feature: New York Book Week–events that are open to the public. Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) discusses and serves up cocktails, Timothy Donnelly and Matthew Rohrer read, Melissa Auf der Maur performs, Al Maysles and DA Pennebaker talk documentaries, […]

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