27 May 10 | Chad W. Post | Comments

If you’re in New York—for BEA, or simply because you live there—you should definitely come out to tonight’s party in honor of Alejandro Zambra, author of Bonsai (Melville House, finalist for 2009 Best Translated Book Award) and The Private Lives of Trees (Open Letter).

The event is at Melville House’s office in DUMBO (145 Plymouth St, at Pearl St) and starts at 7pm.

6 November 08 | Chad W. Post | Comments [1]

I’m off to New York to make the rounds the next two days, and to log in a couple hours of tough “work” at Friday night’s 2666 launch party that’s taking place at Plan B (10th and B) from 8 to 10. I hear there will be some finished copies on sale, and a lot of people involved with the book (like editor Lorin Stein) will be in attendance. And a lot of die-hard Bolano fans . . .

If you’re in the area and/or desperate to see a finished copy, feel free to swing by.

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