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LIC Reading Series 4 years: Garnette Cadogan, Idra Novey, John Wray

We’re thrilled to be celebrating four years of LIC Reading Series! Join us on May 14, 2019 for a special anniversary event, featuring readings and a panel discussion with authors Garnette Cadogan (essayist), Idra Novey (THOSE WHO KNEW), and John Wray (GODSEND).

Readings and a panel discussion
7/E/M/G to Court Square
Raffle prizes for the audience & four year anniversary cake!
The Astoria Bookshop will be onsite selling our readers’ books.

About our readers:

GARNETTE CADOGAN is an essayist. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and
Visiting Critic at the Yale School of Art.

IDRA NOVEY is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, an Indie Next Pick and Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Kirkus Review, and elsewhere. Her first novel, Ways to Disappear, received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her co-translations with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian are forthcoming with Penguin Press in 2020.

JOHN WRAY is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Lost Time Accidents, Lowboy, The Right Hand of Sleep, Canaan’s Tongue, and most recently, Godsend. He was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2007. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Brooklyn and Mexico City.

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Garnette Cadogan by Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye
Idra Novey by Sylvie Rosokoff
John Wray by Schoelzel


May 14
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


LIC Reading Series


45-58 Vernon Boulevard
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