NBCC News: Lev Grossman, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Reading Thursday Night at Westbeth

By Jane Ciabattari

Former NBCC board member Lev Grossman, who was one of the NBCC's Standup Book Critics at this year's PEN World Voices 'Festival, and a contestant in the NBCC Stump the Critic Litcrawl contest at the Texas Book Fair in Austin last month, along with Meghan O'Rourke and Chad Harbach (did we tell you that Meghan O'Rourke was the champ!? now you know), is back onstage on Thursday night at PEN's WestBeth Fall Literary Tasting. He'll be reading from The Magician King, sequel to The Magicians, his “Harry Potter for grownups.”

Also reading:this year's NBCC autobiography finalist Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, most recently spotted at The Feminist Press's gala a cople of weeks ago. She'll be reading from Hiroshima in the Morning. (Above, Rizzuto at the NBCC award ceremonies in March with her Feminist Press editor, Amy Scholder, and publisher, Gloria Jacobs.) Photo by Miriam Berkley


WHEN:           Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7 pm

WHERE:        Westbeth, 155 Bank St., New York City

Subway: 6 to Astor Place or the R, W to 8th Street

With Henry Chang, Hal Foster, Michael Greenberg, Lev Grossman, Kevin Holohan, Sabina Murray, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Stephen Stark, and other special guests

TICKETS:      $10 for reading, followed by champagne reception with authors. Purchase at