The Lit List is a sometimes-weekly compendium of New York’s finest literary events and readings. Everything’s free unless it’s not. Something we should know about? Email dish@electricliterature.com. Monday, April 8 Where are Heidi Julavits, Fiona Maazel, Teddy Wayne, David Gilbert and Maris Kreizman hanging out? Franklin Park Reading Series. (Maazel just recommended some reading) Tuesday, [...]

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Dear Readers, We have many exciting treats for you this morning! Firstly, We’re thrilled to present a new Recommended Reading story, courtesy of the good folks the The Coffin Factory. “A Talking Cure” by Justin Taylor (who last week curated a most excellent literary mixtape for The Outlet) is a veritable potpourri of intellectual, neurotic, literary delights. An engaged [...]

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1. Christine Vines, Fiction Addiction’s indomitable host, is also “on fire.” 2. Nonfiction writers and realtors Blanca Marsh-Weinstock and Leon Feingold.   “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem cling-clanged in the background of 2A’s upstairs lounge on Tuesday night as we gathered around not just one great someone, but four: writers Steve Danziger, John Reed, Myla Goldberg and [...]

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–Lit event junkie and want to get involved? The Dish is looking for people to cover events for our blog. Send a brief bio and sample to dish@electricliterature.com. 1. Justin Taylor, novelist, poet, and short story writer; Lexi, who Randy insisted I call a “childhood friend”; Randy Rosenthal, mischievously grinning editor of The Coffin Factory; Laura [...]

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1. Joseph Riippi, author of A Cloth House, with Abigail Rose Welhouse, a poet and City College MFA candidate, a water sign, and a book publicist at Scott Manning & Associates. 2. Host and Curator Penina Roth opening up the night, with the elusive Penelope from Unnameable Books on Vanderbilt accidentally caught by my camera.   A [...]

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1. Michael Signorelli, Adam’s editor and beer rest; Adam Wilson, writer, Faster Times editor, mean-mugger; Sarah Rapp, Adam’s girlfriend and community manager at Behance; and Amanda Bullock, the Housing Works events director who brought these lit-loving beer-drinkers together. 2. Joe, Penguin representative, Tiffany, book blogger, and Robert, tie-wearing MTA employee who couldn’t tell me when I’ll be [...]

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New literary magazine The Coffin Factory printed an inspiring interview with Barbara Epler and Tom Roberge of New Directions. In case you haven’t heard of them, for the last 75 years, New Directions has been publishing some of the most influential voices in fiction, and their back list reads like a roll call of literary [...]

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