"With her fifth novel, 29-year-old Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller. A play on Snow White, this bizarre fairy tale feels off-kilter and magical from its opening page… The story evolves in transfixing and surprising ways from there, all the while meditating on race and beauty.”

Masha Gessen, Sarah Vowell AND Jon Ronson…together on the same stage? It’s almost too good to be true…but believe us: it’s happening!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 - 7:30 PM
826 NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAT SPECTACULAR
TOWN HALL NYC, 123 W. 43rd STREET
Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including: *Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen*Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver*Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas*Actor Chris O’Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson*Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews the audience*Musical interlude by Robyn HitchcockOne-on-one will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 tax-deductible donation! Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group and The Brooklyn Brewery.Benefit Commitee: Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, Charlotte Druckman, Katie Freeman, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Paul Morris, Steph Opitz

Masha Gessen, Sarah Vowell AND Jon Ronson…together on the same stage? It’s almost too good to be true…but believe us: it’s happening!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 - 7:30 PM

826 NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAT SPECTACULAR

TOWN HALL NYC, 123 W. 43rd STREET

Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including: 

*Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen
*Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver
*Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas
*Actor Chris O’Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson
*Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews the audience
*Musical interlude by Robyn Hitchcock

One-on-one will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman 

Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 tax-deductible donation! 

Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group and The Brooklyn Brewery.

Benefit Commitee: Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, Charlotte Druckman, Katie Freeman, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Paul Morris, Steph Opitz

Urban Outfitters speaks with Jaime Hernandez about the illustrated THIS HIS HOW YOU LOSE HER for their blog. 

Jaime Hernandez, an illustrator from Los Angeles, is best known for his comic book series Love and Rockets. The series, which Hernandez writes and illustrates with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and continues to be a mainstay in the alternative comic movement. Last fall Hernandez teamed up with Riverhead Books to illustrate Junot Diaz’s book This Is How You Lose Her, a heartbreaking and tender collection of stories from Diaz that celebrates and laments his character Yunior’s relationships with the women in his life. We were lucky enough to talk to Hernandez from his home in Los Angeles about illustrating and writing female characters.

Read more: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/fine_print_jaime_hernandez

Urban Outfitters speaks with Jaime Hernandez about the illustrated THIS HIS HOW YOU LOSE HER for their blog.

Jaime Hernandez, an illustrator from Los Angeles, is best known for his comic book series Love and Rockets. The series, which Hernandez writes and illustrates with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and continues to be a mainstay in the alternative comic movement. Last fall Hernandez teamed up with Riverhead Books to illustrate Junot Diaz’s book This Is How You Lose Her, a heartbreaking and tender collection of stories from Diaz that celebrates and laments his character Yunior’s relationships with the women in his life. We were lucky enough to talk to Hernandez from his home in Los Angeles about illustrating and writing female characters.

Read more: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/fine_print_jaime_hernandez

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Dogs reading Timothy Schaffert’s The Swan Gondola? We are so on board with this.

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Authors’ dogs

Top image: Hemingway, the companion of Timothy Schaffert, author of The Swan Gondola.

Middle image: Mirabelle, the companion of Michael Muller (and inspiration for the Mirabelle series of books)

Bottom image: Percy, the companion of Elizabeth Crane (author of We Only Know So Much)

Pussy Riot visits New York! As Publishers Weekly's Jessamine Chan writes,

"For readers who have been following Pussy Riot’s story and anyone interested in contemporary Russian politics and society, I heartily recommend the incredibly vivid, engaging, and compassionate new book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen (The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin)…”

Read the full article here.

Pussy Riot visits New York! As Publishers Weekly's Jessamine Chan writes,

"For readers who have been following Pussy Riot’s story and anyone interested in contemporary Russian politics and society, I heartily recommend the incredibly vivid, engaging, and compassionate new book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen (The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin)…”

Read the full article here.

MEET HELEN OYEYEMI!

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“We’re so excited that Helen Oyeyemi will be coming to the U.S. to promote her forthcoming novel BOY, SNOW, BIRD! Check the below list of events to see if she’s coming to your city.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 – SOUTH HADLEY, MA

THE ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP - 7:00 PM

Location on Mount Holyoke Campus – location TK

Tel: 413-534-7307 or 800-540-7307                    

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6 – PHILADELPHIA

FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA - 7:30 PM

With Okey Ndibe, author of  Foreign Gods, Inc.

Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, 19103

Tel: 215-567-4341

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 – NEW YORK

COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE - 7:00 PM

In Conversation with Maud Newton

143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tel: 718-783-3075

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 – BOSTON

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH - 7:00 PM

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Tel: 617-566-6660

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 – SEATTLE

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY - 7:00 PM                     

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Tel: 206-624-6600

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 – PORTLAND

POWELL’S - 7:30 PM            

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Tel: 503-228-4651

FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – SAN FRANCISCO

BOOKSMITH - 7:30 PM                   

1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

Tel: 415-863-8688

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 – SAN FRANCISCO

BOOK PASSAGE - 1:00 PM  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tel: 415-927-0960