Book Launch: speculation, n by Shayla Lawz with readings from Joselia Hughes, Carly Inghram and Sabrina Imbler
Chosen by Ilya Kaminsky as the winner of the 2020 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, Shayla Lawz’s debut collection, speculation, n., brings together poetry, sound, and performance to challenge our spectatorship and the reproduction of the Black body. It revolves around a central question: what does it mean—in the digital age, amidst an inundation of media—to be a witness?
From James Beard Award-nominated writer of the Catapult column “Store-Bought Is Fine,” an irreverent and charming debut essay collection about the joys of low culture and bad taste, exploring coming of age in the 2000s in the age of Hot Topic, Creed, and frosted lip gloss.
A deep dive into the role that mass-appeal movies, television, videos, and music played in Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign, including brand-new interviews with some of the major players.
Virtual Book Launch: The Best Short Stories 2021 with guest editor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and editor Jenny Minton Quigley
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year–continuing the O. Henry Prize’s century-long tradition of literary excellence.
Memoir Monday: Featuring Erin Khar, Larissa Pham, Alisson Wood, & Jordan Kisner — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together in a weekly newsletter and a monthly reading series! This month’s readers include: Alisson Wood, Erin Khar, Jordan Kisner, and Larissa Pham — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
This wry and visceral debut novel follows a young Turkish-American woman who, rather than grieving her father’s untimely death, seeks treatment for a stubborn headache and grows obsessed with a centuries-old theory of medicine.
Captured by photographer Josh Katz from his Brooklyn rooftop, a unique view of a life-altering moment in history and a testament to human hope and resilience.
Official U.S. Book Launch: Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office by Brian Baumgartner and Ben Silverman
In this definitive oral history, based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with almost every major player—actors, creators, writers, producers, directors, network execs, and crew—WELCOME TO DUNDER MIFFLIN pulls back the curtain as never before on all the absurdity, genius, love, passion, and dumb luck that went in to creating one of the most beloved television shows of the 21st century—revealing how a little show that barely survived its first season became the most watched series in the universe.
Book Launch: The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Aubrey Plaza & Dan Murphy in conversation with Natasha Lyonne
Praise for The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Aubrey Plaza & Dan Murphy; illustrated by Julia Iredale:
“Employing fairy tale diction, producer Murphy and actor Plaza meld pagan and Christian elements into blocks of text elevated through Iredale’s moody folk art.”–Publishers Weekly
Book Launch: I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat by Christopher Gonzalez in conversation with Jean Kyoung Frazier
Long nights, empty stomachs, and impulsive cravings haunt the stories of I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat. A college grad reunites with a high school crush when invited to his bachelor party, a lonely cat-sitter wreaks havoc on his friends’ apartment, happy hour french fries leave more than grease on lips and fingers, and, squeezed into a diner booth, one man eats past his limit for the sake of friendship. Exploring the lives of bisexual and gay Puerto Rican men, these fifteen stories show a vulnerable, intimate world of yearning and desire.
Tom Bissell vividly renders the complex worlds of characters on the brink of artistic and personal crisis–writers, actors, and other creative types who see things slightly differently from the rest of us. Surreal, poignant, squirmingly awkward–and always just a little bit off–this collection is a brilliant new offering from one of the most versatile and talented writers in America today.
Fall Lit Camp “Class Act” w/ Jerry Craft