The Merchant 'In' Venice

A preview reading of selected scenes and a discussion of “The Merchant of Venice” on May 2nd. READ MORE

In Conversation: Amara Lakhous and Adam Shatz

International author Amara Lakhous will be joined in conversation with Adam Shatz to discuss his new novel "The Prank of the Good Little Virgin of Via Ormea" on May 3rd. READ MORE

Granta: New Irish Writing

A panel celebrating Granta's spring issue focused on the best writing out of Ireland, on May 4th. READ MORE

Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam

For this KidsRead event, 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize finalist Tanwi Nandini Islam will speak with high school students about her debut novel. She will discuss the theme of crossing borders, in conjunction with The Big Read. READ MORE

Event Spotlight

Granta: New Irish Writing

Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm


To celebrate Granta Magazine's spring issue, "New Irish Writing," we're hosting a conversation on the state of Irish writing, featuring acclaimed novelists Colm Tóibín and Belinda McKeon, poet and novelist Mary O'Donoghue, Belfast poet Stephen Sexton, and introducing fiction writer Sally Rooney.


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And you can find a full list of our spring events here. We look forward to seeing you! 



Most of our events are free and open to the public.


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The Center for Fiction,

please contact Noreen Tomassi at Please note: No new events will be booked from May 1 to August 31.