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Authors on Tap: Marie-Helene Bertino and Rebecca Makkai

In conversation celebrating Marie-Helene Bertino’s new novel Beautyland. In person event, registration is required.  

on February 6 2024· Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Book the Writer: Pop-Up Book Group

Hybrid event (private home in Manhattan, NY and on Zoom).  In-person tickets to this event are sold out. You may join the waitlist for in-person tickets or purchase tickets for the simultaneous Zoom at the link below. 



on December 13 2023· Tagged: , , , , , ,

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Ten Evenings presents celebrated authors generously sharing their research and creative process in conversational lectures. Online and in-person. 



on December 11 2023· Tagged: , , , , ,

Texas Book Festival First Edition Literary Gala

The Texas Book Festival is excited to announce the 2023 First Edition Literary Gala headliners, award-winning authors Ann Patchett, Roger Reeves, and Abraham Verghese. The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization, with the mission to connect authors & readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Gala proceeds make it possible for TBF to bring books and authors to 14,000 students in Title I schools every year, award grants to Texas public libraries, and keep the annual Festival free for all.



on November 9 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rebecca Makkai in Conversation (presented by Brisbane Writers Festival)

About the event

Duration: 60 minutes

Artists

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Fantasy, Harper’s, Tin House, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and New England Review, among others. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

Carody Culver

Carody Culver

Carody Culver is the editor of Griffith Review. Her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Peppermint, Books+Publishing, The Toast and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Morgue I Think the Deader it Gets, was published by Cordite in 2022. She’s interviewed writers and public figures including Grace Tame, Jonathan Franzen, Waleed Aly, Clementine Ford, Anna Funder and Cory Doctorow.

on October 16 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Spring Fling: Rebecca Makkai Has Some Questions

Uncover old secrets with Rebecca Makkai as she discusses her latest novel I Have Some Questions for You, live in Melbourne for Spring Fling.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The author of The Great Believers and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Rebecca Makkai is back with an explosive new work. Described by the New York Times as ‘spellbinding’, I Have Some Questions for You is part campus novel, part true-crime podcast investigation, all told through the lens of the #MeToo era.

The evening will open with an electric monologue from Suzie Miller, creator of the Olivier Award-winning play – and now novel – Prima Facie. Then, join Makkai and host Rachael Brown as they reckon with the past and interrogate just how deep our obsession with true crime runs.

Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture.

TICKETS

Full Price $35
Concession 
$30
Full Price + book $68
Concession + book $63

Book a Spring Fling 3+ package and save 15%. Click here to purchase.
Single tickets on sale from 10am Monday 7 August.

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ABOUT SPRING FLING

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.

on October 14 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The Mississippi Book Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mississippi State Capitol Building & grounds 

400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201

Free & open to the public

 

Each August, the Mississippi Book Festival unites readers and authors in an exhilarating celebration of books.



on August 19 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Switchyard Tulsa: “Researching Into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History As An Outsider”

Switchyard Festival Tulsa, OK

May 30th, 5pm @ Promenade Ballroom

Included in the Ideas Track & Full Festival Pass

Rebecca Makkai, “Researching into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History as an Outsider” 

Sponsored by TU’s Department of English and Creative Writing

6 days of music, literature and ideas

Switchyard is a national festival of art and intellect featuring 40 keynote speakers and local and national performance artists – based in the heart of Downtown Tulsa.

Switchyard will invite people to cross the tracks that once divided this city to explore our complicated histories, seek new points of connection and activate the transformative power of art. In this inaugural year, we’ll focus on attempts to ban, censor or suppress challenging ideas—new and old. This will mean digging into the past, imagining alternative identities and dreaming of rich new futures.



on May 30 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Electric Lit Presents: The Craft of Covid in Fiction

The dynamic, unpredictable nature of the pandemic has forced novelists to become pundits, predicting what the world will look like when their novels are published.

They also face unique craft challenges: how do masks affect dialogue, character descriptions, and scene? How do social distancing and quarantine warp relationship dynamics?

Rebecca Makkai chose to move the events of I Have Some Questions for You to 2018, but still had to negotiate Covid protocol for courtroom scenes set in 2022. The protagonist of Weike Wang’s Joan Is Okay is an emergency room doctor in New York City; when Covid hit, Wang revised the novel to feature overwhelmed hospitals. A deadly flu ravages the globe in Phase Six by Jim Shepard, and the lessons of the Covid pandemic are in the distant past.

These three novelists will discuss the drafting and revision process of their novels and explain how they tackled the ever-changing question of how Covid should factor into their work.  Moderated by Halimah Marcus.

This year’s Masquerade of the Red Death is celebrating excellence in pandemic fiction with special guests and book giveaways at our party in Brooklyn on Friday, October 21, as well as related virtual salons. This salon is free for Masquerade ticket-holders*, $10 for the general public, and $5 for EL members.

*Masquerade ticket holders will receive an email with a discount code to register for free.

on October 6 2022· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Exile in Bookville Presents: Authors on Tap: Anca L. Szilágyi and Rebecca Makkai

Join us IN PERSON on Thursday, September 29 at 7 pm central to help celebrate the launch of Anca L. Szilágyi‘s second novel, Dreams Under Glass.  Anca will be in conversation with Exile MVP Rebecca Makkai!

About Dreams Under Glass:
An art school grad turned paralegal faces a shocking and surreal death at her law firm against a backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis in New York City.

“A darkly delicious exploration of modern entrapment, Dreams Under Glass is both a coming-of-age novel and a horror story about gluttony, greed, and art. Szilágyi binds the spell with confectionary precision and a collector’s sense of wonder and ceaseless want. This book rattles with its refraction of a world in which telling the truth might be the most difficult art.”
-—Nancy Jooyoun Kim, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Story of Mina Lee

“Szilágyi’s sharp, wry prose captures millennial ennui and ambition alike in this sometimes-dark, sometimes-electric, completely fascinating novel.”
-—Sonora Jha, author of Foreign and How to Raise a Feminist Son

About the authors:

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air (Lanternfish Press, 2017), which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch,” and Dreams Under Glass (Lanternfish Press, 2022). Her writing appears in Orion Magazine, Lilith Magazine, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Hugo House, and Jack Straw Cultural Center, among others. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago, where she teaches creative writing at StoryStudio Chicago and elsewhere.

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great BelieversThe Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

About the event:
You can purchase their books through the respective links or in store and Anca and Rebecca are happy to sign or personalize copies! If you can’t make it to the event, signed copies will be available and we ship nationally!

Please note the following COVID protocols for those attending IN PERSON:

  • Attendees must present a physical copy or a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine card along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID); or
  • Provide a time-stamped printout, photo, or email of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 36 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID).
  • All persons must wear a mask for the duration of their time in the Fine Arts Building, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with our current COVID policies

Please email us at books@exileinbookville.com or phone us at (312)-753-3154 if you have any questions or concerns. 

on September 29 2022· Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

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