Category Archives: News and Events

Bring a Book to Life With Us – November 9

Please join us for our annual benefit event, generously hosted by Youth, INC at New York City’s Grand Hyatt hotel! We’d like to thank the following sponsors: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp Sidley Austin Penguin Random House Allen & Overy LLP Threadstone LP We’d like to also thank our event co-chairs, the Behind the […]

September Reading at KGB

Welcome back to another season of readings – the thirteenth! – by celebrated and up-and-coming authors whose literary explorations remind us of the joy and human connection behind storytelling in any form. Behind the Book is proud to welcome returning authors Hannah Tinti and Victoria Redel, whose deeply humane and lyrical stories transport us into […]

Meet our new Director of Programs: a Q&A with Alana

  Behind the Book would like to welcome our newest staff member, Alana Benoit, into her new role as Director of Programs! Alana will be managing the Program Coordinators, showing administrative support to them, and also thinking more broadly about how to develop programs and how to build the organization. Our summer intern, Klea Kalia, […]

Happy Summer Reading! – A note from Jo

Dear Friends, We are still recovering from our busiest and most rewarding year yet. I know that I say that every year but it’s true. I still get excited when I explain the depth of our programs to new principals and when I watch a child eat chicken feet with gusto on a field trip […]

May Reading at KGB

The different faces of war, loss, love, and art across geographies and generations: join us to hear the masterful works of Elliot Ackerman, Alia Malek, and Ellen Umansky. We’ll be at KGB Bar in the East Village on Thursday, May 11. Elliot Ackerman’s highly anticipated second novel, Dark at the Crossing, is a timely story […]