This May, NYRB Classics will release new editions of Kingsley Amis’s The Green Man and The Alteration, which feature his takes on ghost stories and alternate histories, respectfully. To mark the occasion, Lev Grossman, Nathaniel Adams, and Jen Vafidis will speak about Amis’s life and work on the evening of Monday, May 6th, beginning at 7 pm, at The Half King.
Lev Grossman is the author of four novels, including The Magicians and The Magician King. He is Time’s book critic and its lead technology writer. In 2011, he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 he was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Nathaniel Adams is a New York-based writer and the manager of the Against Nature menswear atelier. His first book, a collaboration with photographer Rose Callahan based on her blog The Dandy Portraits, is due out this fall on Gestalten Press.
Jen Vafidis is the deputy editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Daily Beast, the Chicago Tribune, Vice, and other publications.