Notable NYC: 8/23–8/29

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Saturday 8/23: Junot Diaz signs books. La Casa Azul Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 8/25: Vanessa Manko launches The Invention of Exile with Salman Rushdie, and sponsored by HIP Lit. Manko’s debut novel follows a Russian inventor’s immigration to Connecticut in 1913. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/26: Justin Taylor and Jess Row read from their story collections. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Milford launches Greenglass House (August 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Weinreb reads Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games (August 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/27: May-Lan Tan, Chelsea Hodson, and Elizabeth Mikesch read stories and essays. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Mendelsund discusses his book What We See When We Read about designing book covers. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Shrag reads ADAM (June 2014), about a boy who finds love in the lesbian community. Blue Stockings, 7 p.m., free.

Jordan Franklin, John Casquirelli, Jason Diamond, Jen Fitzgerald, and Amanda Miller read at the Buzzard’s Banquet. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/28: Dolan Morgan reads That’s When the Knives Come Down (August 2014), a debut collection of stories. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/29: Natalie Young and Lucie Whitehouse discuss Season to Taste (July 2014), Young’s novel about a housewife in the British countryside. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

n+1 launches their latest issue. Pioneer Works, 8 p.m., $10.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →