Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.
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Author Gary Shteyngart will headline a conversation event with actor Oliver Platt to discuss his new memoir Little Failure. Hear them on Monday, January 20th at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)
Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson and New York Times children’s book editor Sarah Harrison Smith will talk about Anderson’s new young adult novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory. See them on Tuesday, January 21st at 92Y Lexington Ave. starting 7:30 p.m. (New York, NY)
James McBride will talk about his career as both a writer and a musician. Meet him on Friday, January 24th at the NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (inside the Celeste Bartos Forum) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)