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Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah reads an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, published in January by Sarah Crichton Books. She was the first to arrive where it seemed the wind no longer exhaled. Several miles from town, the trees had entangled...

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his memoir, Little Failure, forthcoming from Random House in January. Excerpted with permission by Random House, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or...

Literati Bookstore

Beginning in January 2013, Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe spent nearly three months renovating a twenty-six-hundred-square-foot storefront in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to prepare for the grand opening of Literati Bookstore. Not everything went...

A Highly Unlikely Scenario by Rachel Cantor

Rachel Cantor reads an excerpt from her debut novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, A Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World, published in January by Melville House.Leonard’s usual complaint volume was twelve calls per hour, his average...

Unterberg Poetry Center at Seventy-Five

This year the storied Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary. The first in a series of events to mark the occasion, an exhibition called Love the Words—which includes more than eighty...

Matt Kish's Heart of Darkness

In November Tin House Books will publish artist Matt Kish's illustrated adaptation of Joseph Conrad's inimitable novel Heart of Darkness. Kish, whose first graphic adaptation, Moby-Dick in Pictures, was published by Tin House in 2011, has created...

Milk and Filth by Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith reads two poems from her latest collection, Milk and Filth, published in October by University of Arizona Press. Happy Trigger Off-season and inthe burnt forestof my nightgown, a feralundergrowth that marksme as burial site—to...

The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg reads a story excerpt from her forthcoming collection, The Isle of Youth, published in November by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I Looked For You, I Called Your Name The first thing that went wrong was the emergency landing. My...

Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain

Justin St. Germain reads from his debut memoir, Son of a Gun, published in August by Random House.   I was riding my bike home from class when a plane roared overhead, a green A-10 flying so low I could read its markings. I took my eyes off the road...

The Color Master by Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender reads two story excerpts from her newest collection, The Color Master, published in August by Doubleday. Appleless I once knew a girl who wouldn’t eat apples. She wove her walking around groves and orchards. She didn’t even like to look...

The Forage House by Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor reads four poems from her debut collection, The Forage House, published in August by Red Hen Press. Big Granny When they found Emeline, a nailheld her sack dress together at the neck. She lived by gathering herbsfor curing leather, lived...

3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri

Vijay Seshadri reads three poems from his latest collection, 3 Sections, published in September by Graywolf Press. Imaginary Number The mountain that remains when the universe is destroyedis not big and is not small.Big and small are comparative...

Poetry of the Wild

For ten years ecological artist and sculptor Ana Flores has been bringing "Poetry of the Wild"—a project that combines poetry, visual art, and nature in an effort to connect people to the land around them—to locations both public and wild. Each...

The Joker by Andrew Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins reads two excerpts from his memoir, The Joker, published in June by Simon & Schuster.  Catch It and Paint It Green I was slow to delight in disorder, in which words didn’t mean what I’d understood them to mean and in which phrases...

Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee reads an excerpt from her story collection, Bobcat and Other Stories, published in June by Algonquin Books.    Bobcat It was the terrine that got to me. I felt queasy enough that I had to sit in the living room and narrate to my husband...

Thunderbird by Jane Miller

Jane Miller reads four poems from her latest collection, Thunderbird, published in July by Copper Canyon Press.EcstasyAs the ancients detail it ecstasy passes over usin a mist of particlesit lives baredies unburiedI finally understand it is...

How Food Writing Fed My Fiction

Join fiction writer, dessert blogger, and baker Aaron Hamburger at Whole Foods Market in New York City as he prepares his delicious limoncello cupcakes and talks about what the art of food writing has taught him about fiction writing. Watch via...

Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

In 2010 San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project to commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad's famous bookselling thoroughfare, which left thirty people dead and the city's literary center...

Smile at Strangers by Susan Schorn

Susan Schorn reads from her debut memoir, Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly, published in May by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.    Fall down seven times, get up eight. I'm pondering this phrase, a traditional Japanese...

Wreck Me by Sally Ball

Sally Ball reads from her second poetry collection, Wreck Me, published in April by Barrow Street Press.   No Threat, Nuthatch   Tiny presence in the pines,hold still. Upside down—right side up—flock of nervesand fretful hunger. Hold still. Your...

The Exchange by Sophie Cabot Black

Sophie Cabot Black reads three poems from her third poetry collection, The Exchange, published in May by Graywolf Press.       Afterlife     I could only close my eyes on the blueShirtsleeve of leaving and understandI was to make my own sentence. No...

Snapper by Brian Kimberling

Brian Kimberling reads from his debut novel, Snapper, published in April by Pantheon.Some Old Horses I got my job by accident. A sycamore tree landed on the roof of my predecessor’s 4 x 4 during a thunderstorm. He spent six months in a neck brace. “...

The Third Son by Julie Wu

Julie Wu reads from her debut novel, The Third Son, published in April by Algonquin Books. 1. My journey began when the Americans bombed us, in 1943, because it was during the bombings that I met the girl. I was eight years old. In the weeks before...

This Close by Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane reads from her short story collection, This Close, published in March by Graywolf Press.Lucky BoySomething about New York City makes a lot of people understand you should try to look your best. Tourists, for example, often wear...

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