Category Archives: News and Events

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 […]

April Reading at KGB

Spring is finally here! And so is Behind the Book’s April reading at KGB Bar. Join us on Thursday, April 13th at 7pm to hear these two talented ladies, Min Jin Lee and Cara Hoffman, read from their latest works. Min Jin Lee’s profoundly moving and gracefully told tour de force, Pachinko, follows one Korean […]

Behind the Book on NBC’s GIVE!

Behind the Book was beyond thrilled to be featured on NBC’s philanthropic reality show, GIVE, on March 11. As you may know, our Executive Director worked in television for 20 years before she launched Behind the Book. But Jo was on the production side, and in no way used to being in front of the […]

March Reading at KGB

Our March reading at KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East Village is filled to the brim with new works! Four authors will headline on Thursday, March 9 at 7PM: André Aciman is the acclaimed author of the new novel, Enigma Variations.  His prior books include Eight White Nights, Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor […]

February Reading at KGB

It’s the month of love, and Behind the Book is taking in all its forms: from war zones to ocean troughs to New York City streets with Elliot Ackerman, Marah Hardt, and Lara Vapnyar.  Invite your sweetheart and join us February 9 at 7PM at venerable KGB Bar in the East Village. Elliot Ackerman’s just […]

December Reading Series at KGB

These three women will grab you by the brain as they read from their new work. Join Behind the Book on December 8 at 7PM at KGB Bar in the East Village. We hope to see you there! Nicole Dennis-Benn’s stunning debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, has received widespread critical and popular acclaim and was […]

Celebrate!

The weather is getting cooler and classes are well underway. Here at Behind the Book, we’re looking forward to our annual Celebration Benefit, hosted by Youth, I.N.C. We hope that you’ll join us on November 15 for what promises to be a great evening at the Waldorf Astoria. In just a few months, this storied […]

November Reading Series at KGB

Our reading series – now in its 12th year at KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East Village – is going stronger than ever this fall. We’ve invited three authors to read from new works in this intimate space that encourages dialogue on Thursday, November 10 at 7PM. Teddy Wayne’s just released third novel, the widely acclaimed Loner, […]