Late Night Library

Archives about nyc

John Wray – The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray follows his acclaimed 2009 novel Lowboy with The Lost Time Accidents (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a rollicking comic novel which follows four generations of an eccentric and physics-obsessed family from early twentieth century Europe to present-day NYC, with many historical and geographical points in between. Narrator Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver guides us through this

continue reading →

February 8, 2016

Sonia Manzano – Becoming Maria

I run to our fourth-floor window, looking out for anything, when I see Uncle Eddie’s car pull up. Out spills his wife, Bon Bon; my uncle Frank; his wife, Iris; and my beautiful mother. She is dressed in a soft-colored yellow dress with pleats down the front that she made herself. My father enters my

continue reading →

September 14, 2015

Carolina De Robertis – The Gods of Tango

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei Featured guest: Carolina De Robertis Listen to the episode here: In this episode, Carolina and Kristin talk about the new novel, rich with the cultural history of Buenos Aires, tango, and the hidden stories of immigrants. What fiction can do is go deeper into these hidden stories. Scholars can’t get away with that

continue reading →

August 18, 2015

Kay Wills Wyma – I’m Happy for You (Sort Of…Not Really)

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei Featured guest: Kay Wills Wyma Listen to the episode here: In this episode, Kay and Kristin talk about the origin of Kay’s newest book, her meandering career experience (from banker to author!??), and her inspiration as a writer in a largely online writing community.  GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of Kay’s book I’m Happy

continue reading →

July 21, 2015

Sara Lippmann – Doll Palace

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Erika Anderson This week Erika speaks with New York City-based author Sara Lippmann. Sara has an MFA from The New School in Manhattan and has taught writing, written for national magazines, and now hosts a regular reading series in the East Village, Sunday Salon. Listen to the full episode here:

continue reading →

March 24, 2015

“The end times, they could be good times”: In conversation with Sean Wilsey

I softly sailed up and over to one of G-Force One‘s two windows, in the emergency exits.  Direction doesn’t matter when you’re weightless.  Up and down are no longer markers.  I suddenly understood how in space there is only everywhere.  And this revelation was accompanied by the fleeting physical knowledge of what it was to

continue reading →

August 11, 2014

Newsletter powered by MailChimp