Notable NYC: 1/17–1/23


Saturday 1/17: Tom Trudgeon and Wayne Koestenbaum join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/18: Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald will discuss The Real Cost of Fracking. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/20: Robert Repino discusses his debut novel Morte with Ryan Britt. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Carey and Hari Kunzru discuss their works. Carey’s Amnesia mixes politics and hackers. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/21: Richard McGuire talks wtih Leanna Shapton about Here, the story of the corner of a room. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chang-Rae Lee reads On Such a Full Sea about a dystopian future. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mark Greif and A.O. Scott discuss The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933 – 1973. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Timberg and Elizabeth Wurtzel discuss Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Kevin Morris and Ophira Eisenberg discuss White Man’s Problems, Morris’s new collection of short stories. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 1/22: Dimitry Elias Léger launches God Loves Haiti with Francisco Goldman. The novel explores the terrors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Daddona, George Michelsen Foy, Brandon Judell, Arthur Kell, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Dolan Morgan, and Carletta Joy Walker join FlashPOINT. Le Poisson Rouge, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Wisniewski reads Watch Me Go, a novel meditative about murder, joined by Heidi Pitlor. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Greer Macallister reads The Magician’s Lie, a novel about a famous female illusionist, along with conversation with Ariel Lawhon. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/23: Asif Mandvi reads No Man’s Land, an exploration of his life and family, with Ayad Akhtar. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

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 More from this author →