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Come on out for another amazing round of bookish events. This week offers the opportunity to hear from award-winning authors, as well as future award-winning debut novelists. Emma Straub launches the paperback edition of last summer’s hit The Vacationers, and Judy Blume will give a talk at the 92Y. Sounds like a great week, for sure! Make sure you tweet at us @QuirkBooks to let us know where you went.

 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ken Kalfus at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Ken Kalfus’s latest short story collection, Coup de Foudre. Kalfus will be joined in conversation with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review.

$15 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Emma Straub at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

7:30pm

Come out for the paperback launch of Emma Straub’s best-selling novel, The Vacationers. Kerry Diamond will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Judy Blume at 92Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

8:00pm

Judy Blume will be at the 92Y to discuss her highly anticipated new novel, In the Unlikely Event. Samantha Bee will join her in conversation.

$30-$39 (Limited tickets are available here. Hurry!)

 

Rebecca Dinerstein at The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Rebecca Dinerstein will discuss her debut novel, The Sunlit Night. Darin Strauss will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Family Drama Novelists at Bryant Park Reading Room
W. 42nd St. (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves.)
New York, NY 10018

12:30pm

Have your lunch at Bryant Park and hear from authors Charles Dubow, Lisa Genova, Mary-Beth Hughes, and Matthew Thomas. Robin Kall will host the event.

FREE

 

Jane Smiley at 192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

7:00pm

Jane Smiley will discuss her new novel, Early Warning, which follows the story of the Langdon family after Some Luck.

FREE

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite at The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Come out for the launch of Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite’s new novel, War of the Encyclopaedists. National Book Award winner Phil Klay will join them in conversation.

FREE

 

Marin Hopper at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Marin Hopper will discuss her father’s collection of photography, Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera. Mark Rozzo will join her in conversation.

$20 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

William Davies at The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

William Davies will discuss his new book, The Happiness Industry. Simon Critchley will join him in conversation.

FREE


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Jennifer Morell

Jennifer Ray Morell is a teacher and writer from Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in Slate, Tin House, Trop, Newtown Literary, and Underwater New York. Follow her on twitter at @heyjenray or at jenraymorell.com.