What’s News in New York Books
MCNY: William T. Georgis Book Talk and Signing—New York-based architect and interior designer William T. Georgis launches the his new book MAKE IT FABULOUS: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis. Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
MCNY: The Power of the Pen: Literature and Politics During The Great Depression A conversation about literature and politics during America’s “proletarian literature” movement with Morris Dickstein, Linda Gordon and Phillip Lopate. Thursday, May 2, 2013
New Book To Feature Unseen Works Of Art By Jean-Michel Basquiat: The former girlfriend of the late, iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is reportedly planning to write a book that will include previously unseen works of art — including murals he painted on the walls of her apartment when they lived together in the 1970s.
The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club is joining the BBC World Book Club for a live conversation about The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Novelist Jay McInerney and Ann Margaret Daniel, who teaches literature and writing at The New School, talk about why The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of 20th-century literature. Jerome L. Greene Space on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm
Gotham Center Forums: Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30-8 PM Elebash Recital Hall CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
E.L. Doctorow’s World’s Fair at MCNY: E.L. Doctorow reads excerpts from “World’s Fair: A Novel” (1986), followed by a discussion with the audience on March 11 at 6:30. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth March 5 at 6:30 PM
At the Tenement Museum. Told through the consciousness of an adolescent boy, Roth’s modernist masterpiece evokes the brutishness of working class immigrant life in a turn of the century New York slum. Part of the Immigrant Novels Series, hosted by Vivian Gornick in conversation with TBD panelists.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013: The Museum of the City of New York hosts the launch of “GRAND CENTRAL: How a Train Station Transformed America”, the new book by Sam Roberts, with a Foreword by Pete Hamill, published in conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of Grand Central Terminal
Avery Library Blog:Durst Organization Archives, Old York Foundation Donates Substantial Collection and Funding to Avery Library Read the NYBB post on Seymour Durst here.WGAE Screenplay Reading January 9, 2013 MY PEOPLE, written by DAVID TAYLOR and JIM MCGRATH. Based on the book Soul of a People, by David A. Taylor.
NYT “A Century Ago, A Mayor Who Wrote Back,” Sam Roberts discusses William J. Gaynor, the mayor of New York from 1910 to 1913, who became known for his eloquent and sometimes sarcastic letters in reply to correspondence from constituents.
NYT: “Where Ethnicity Was Fluid,” Sam Roberts discusses Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct and the New York City Police Department, and Almost Home: Helping Kids Move From Homelessness to Hope.