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5 Questions with Jim Shepard, Author of The World to Come

City Lights is proud to partner with Zoetrope Magazine in hosting Jim Shepard at Zoetrope Cafe on Friday, March 24th! Jim will be reading from his new book, The World to Come: Stories (published by Knopf). Michael Ray, the managing … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Elif Batuman, Author of The Idiot

City Lights is very excited to welcome award-winning author Elif Batuman to the bookstore on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Elif will be promoting her new novel, The Idiot published by Penguin Press. We asked Elif our five questions. More about … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Jim Nisbet, Author of The Syracuse Codex

We’re pleased to welcome back Jim Nisbet to City Lights, this time to celebrate the release of his latest book in paperback, The Syracuse Codex, published by Overlook Press. He answered our 5 questions! More about Jim, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s: Family

We very glad to welcome back John Freeman to City Lights this week! He’ll be celebrating, along with Garnette Cadogan, the new issue of his anthology of new writing, Freeman’s, published by Grove Press. This second issue, Family, features never-before-published stories, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Rabih Alameddine, Author of The Angel of History

On October 4th, we had the pleasure of hosting Rabih Alameddine at City Lights Bookstore. He discussed and celebrated the recent release of his new novel, The Angel of History from Atlantic Monthly Press. He also answered our five questions. … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Alexander Maksik, Author of Shelter in Place

On Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at City Lights, we were thrilled to welcome Alexander Maksik and join him in celebrating his new book, Shelter in Place from Europa Editions. Alexander answered our five questions. More about him, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Carey Perloff, Author of Beautiful Chaos

Carey Perloff‘s book Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater (Published by City Lights Publishers) is San Francisco’s One City One Book in 2016! Carey is the Artistic Director of San Francisco’s acclaimed American Conservatory Theater, as well as an … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Stephanie Sauer, Author of The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force

We are always very excited to host events such as the one happening on Thursday, June 23rd at City Lights Books. Stephanie Sauer is in town to present her book The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force, published … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Ben Ehrenreich, Author of The Way to the Spring

On Thursday, June 16th at City Lights, we welcome City Lights author and award-winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich back to City Lights Bookstore. He’ll be discussing his brand new book, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine (published … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Viet Thanh Nguyen (Part 2!), Author of Nothing Ever Dies

Pulitzer-Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen is our first-ever return guest for 5 questions! Last time, he was in town promoting his acclaimed novel, The Sympathizer. Since his visit, the book has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer. This week on … Continue reading

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