Around Town: New York City Book Events

It’s Tuesday, WNBA-ers, and that means more author, book, and publishing events in and around New York City! Enjoy!

Downtown_Literary_FestivalSunday, April 14, 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
A Downtown Literary Festival
Bookstores McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are hosting their first annual festival to celebrate the literary culture of New York City. The full day of events will take place at both book stores and feature topics all about downtown New York City. Hear from chefs and food bloggers. Attend a literary recital. Listen to readings of Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries and the poetry of Anne Waldman. Events will be followed by a happy hour at Housing Works and end with an after party at Pravda (281 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012), sponsored by HarperCollins. For more information, visit the websites for Housing Works and McNally Jackson.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Author Luncheon with Fuminori Nakamurathe thief
The Japan Society is hosting a luncheon in recognition of Fuminori Nakamura’s  LA Times Book Prize nomination for his novel, The Thief. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the author. Allison Markin Powell, who translated Hiromi Kawakami’s novel The Briefcase, will be interviewing Nakamura. Nakamura is a Noma Literary Prize for New Writers winner, and was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. The Thief is his first novel to be published in English. The first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive a free advance copy of Nakamura’s second novel Evil and the Mask, which will be released this coming June. Registration starts at 12pm.

Tickets are $25; $20 for members, seniors, and students. RSVP here.
The Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY

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