The Lit List: April 15–21


The Lit List is a sometimes-weekly compendium of New York’s finest literary events and readings. Not on the list? Email

Monday, April 15

Fiona Maazel talks to Jennifer Gilmore — for real. At McNally J.

Tuesday, April 16

Renata Adler talks Speedboat and Pitch Dark at the Center for Fiction.

Josh Henkin and Josh Rolnick: the literary Joshes. They get talking at WORD about Rolnick’s Pulp and Paper and Henkin’s The World Without You.

Wednesday, April 17

Are you a Literary Upstart? Watch this literary smackdown, hosted by Brooklyn’s L Magazine at PowerHouse Arena

Handing out books for World Book Night?? Then celebrate yo-self at Greenlight. Readings by Paul Elie, Josh Farrar, Jessica Hagedorn, Paul Holdengraber, Dave Isay, Angel Nafis, Touré, and Matt Weiland

Renegade Reading Series, a series for emerging writers, wants you in Crown Heights. For cookies, wine and words.

What’s better than one great writer? Two! Sam Lipsyte and Nathaniel Rich talk, read and sit on wooden stools at McNally J

Thursday, April 18

Have you been to Guernica’s quarterly salon? Get this — no readings! Just sit back, relax and have a drink.

Friday, April 19

Are you a good nerd? Then it’s time for I, Reader: your favorite genre series at Singularity & Co.

Saturday, April 20

If n+1 and Ugly Ducking Press tell you to come, will you do it? To see Kirill Mededev at Book Court in a party hat? We think you will …

Sunday, April 21

War mongering at KGB: Tin House celebrates its spring launch with Colum McCann, Samantha Hunt, and Michael Helm


— Erika Anderson is one-half of The Outlet’s editorial team. (The other half is here.)

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