Everyone loves a good scandal. And in Great a contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, author and award winning comedian SARA BENINCASA delivers the story of a teenage girl who becomes entangled in the romance and drama of a lavish East Hampton social circle and is implicated in a scandal that shakes the posh summer community. With secrets, deception, and conspiracies abound Great will take teen readers to a world of luxury and decadence where nothing is truly what it seems to be from the outside. Beginning at 5pm, SARA BENINCASA will present her new novel, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of her new book! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 12-16. Wednesday, April 16th, 5-7pm.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Who wants to come with me and take pictures of each other holding this beautiful lady over our faces?
In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine.
1. That dress, those tights.
2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence?
Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.
Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award
The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.
You know you want it.
Listen here to episode 3. Download from iTunes to take it with you.
This is probably my favorite episode yet! First some chit chat about when “slogging through” parts of books is worth it, then a fantastic short story about a broke pot grower internet boyfriend with a flaccid dick at a Buddhist hot springs, then Leslie Fucking Jamison, newly minted New York Times Bestseller!Played 58 times.
Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.
It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too.
'Sup? I'm the official artist of the Downtown Literary Festival — that’s ‘sup.
This Sunday I will be running between Housing Works and Bowery Poetry Club, drawing for six straight hours — no bathroom breaks.* I’ll be posting all my drawings live on Instagram throughout the day.
Also, if you see me at the festival, I’ll have Last Night’s Reading postcards free for the taking, featuring some of your favorite drawings. Just look for the girl with the drawing pad and polka dots.
* I am allowed bathroom breaks.
** That’s what she thinks.
For real, I am such a huge fan and overjoyed to share this weekend with Kate and with you!
SUCH a good book. Just blurbed it.
I just figured out that Merritt Tierce who was so awesome at 5 under 35 and whose novel I can’t wait to read is Merritt Tierce who emails me because I give to The TEA Fund. I am absolutely delighted by this discovery.
This is not a galley! This is a fabulously beautiful hardcover book!
I suppose I will read it anyway.
Justin Taylor, one of my I-will-read-anything-you-write-and-as-soon-as-it’s-available writers has a new collection out this summer. I’m excited! So are you!