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May 20th marks the birthday of Honoré de Balzac, the inventor of the modern realistic novel. With his keen eye for detail and his unflinching assessment of character, Balzac has been considered a literary forbearer of Flaubert, Proust, and James. On May 22nd we celebrate the birthday of the multitalented Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930).
(Fri, 17 May 2013 11:53:40 -0400)
Unnameable Books and NYRB Poets will celebrate the publication of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think with translators Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich. The reading, which will be followed by a reception, will take place at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn on Friday, May 17, at 7pm.
(Wed, 15 May 2013 12:37:03 -0400)
On Monday, May 6th writers Lev Grossman, Nathaniel Adams, and Jen Vafidis will discuss Kingsley Amis’s newly reissued works of genre fiction, the science fiction/alternative world novel The Alteration and the ghost story The Green Man. Join us at 7pm at the Half King Bar & Restaurant at 505 W 23rd Street in New York City.
(Thu, 02 May 2013 15:30:32 -0400)
On April 20th, Poets House will host a colloquium to celebrate the publication of An Invitation for Me to Think. On April 22nd, the Poetry Project will host a reading.
(Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:00:33 -0400)
On Tuesday April 16th at 7pm, Renata Adler will read from and talk about her two classic novels, Speedboat and Pitch Dark, at The Center for Fiction in New York City.
(Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:58:51 -0400)
On April 11th at 6pm, an all-star line-up of Richard Sieburth, Michael Kunichika, Eugene Ostashevsky, and Matvei Yankelevich will convene at NYU Humanities Initiative to celebrate the publication of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation For Me to Think (translated by Eugene Ostashevsky, with additional translations by Matvei Yankelevich).
(Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:01:50 -0400)
On April 9th at 7pm, Poetry magazine senior editor Don Share will read from and discuss his translation of Miguel Hernández’s poems, published this month in the new NYRB Poets series, at Poets House.
(Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:01:12 -0400)
In this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Meghan Cox Gurdon wrote, “Many adults have sought over the years to recall the strange, emotionally rich adventure told in The Abandoned. It is these readers—and bookish current children ages 10 and older—who will most appreciate the book’s handsome reissue.”
(Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:25:32 -0400)
Tonight, April 5, at 7pm, Renata Adler, author of Speedboat and Pitch Dark (recently released by NYRB Classics) will join David Shields for a conversation with Daily Beast books editor Lucas Wittman at the Strand bookstore.
(Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:17:16 -0400)
On March 27, Join NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank and translators Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich as we celebrate the work of Alexander Vvedensky, one of the most influential poets and thinkers of twentieth-century Russia. An Invitation for Me to Think is the first book of Vvedensky’s poems to appear in English.
(Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:00:07 -0400)
On Sunday, February 24, at 1:00 pm, New York Review of Books contributor Geoffrey O’Brien will introduce a Film Forum screening of Elio Petri’s The Tenth Victim, a movie based Robert Sheckley’s 1953 story “The Seventh Victim,” which is included in NYRB Classics’s collection of Sheckley’s fiction, Store of the Worlds.
(Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:28:05 -0500)
It’s not only George Washington who was born on February 22nd. Famed writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, who passed away in 2000, would have been 88 today—an occasion Google has marked with a doodle on their homepage.
(Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:11:06 -0500)
The finalists for the coveted Man Booker International Prize 2013 have been announced. We are delighted that two NYRB Classics authors are among them: Intizar Husain and Vladimir Sorokin.
(Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:17:11 -0500)
“Duly recognized as a flawless literary achievement when it was published in 1984, this superb, long-out-of-print first novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic McPherson has finally been reissued,” begins The Atlantic’s review of NYRB Classics most recent release, Testing the Current.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:49:10 -0500)
Today the National Book Critics Circle announced its book award finalists for the publishing year of 2012. Among the nominees for the best book of Criticism is Waiting for the Barbarians by Daniel Mendelsohn.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:28:13 -0500)
Courtney Love's memoirs are keeping her out of trouble - because her deadline has left her little time to party. (Sat, 18 May 2013 16:33:42 -0400)
As a struggling writer, Joe Hill knew there was an easier way to get his career off the ground. (Thu, 09 May 2013 16:34:36 -0400)
Acclaimed American author Harper Lee is taking legal action against her literary agent over allegations he duped her into assigning him the copyright on her classic book To Kill a Mockingbird. (Sat, 04 May 2013 11:33:02 -0400)
There's waste, there's mindless squandering, there's outright profligacy and then there's Tom Sizemore, the man who threw it all away. (Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:53:46 -0400)
Renowned feminist and former women's magazine editor Mary Thom was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend in Yonkers, New York, friends and colleagues said. (Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:09:22 -0400)
The surviving members of rap group the Beastie Boys have inked a deal to release a memoir. (Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:59:51 -0400)
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