B-Boy Limping

Last night I hung out with Lions
June 11, 2010, 1:24 pm
Filed under: New York, Reading is fun, Theater

Young Lions, that is, at the NYPL’s 10th Annual Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony, held each year to honor a writer 35 and under for a novel or collection of stories. Famous people read from the nominees’ stuff. And here they are now…

The boyz:

Host and Co-Chair Ethan Hawke reading from All the Living, by C.E. Morgan;
Mark Ruffalo reading from The Longshot by Katie Kitamura;
Josh Hamilton reading from the short story collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, by Wells Tower, and
Alessandro Nivola reading from American Rust by Philipp Meyer.

The girl:

Emily Mortimer reading from The Manual of Detection by  Jedediah Berry.

The boyz looking at the girl:

Except for you, Alessandro. She’s your wife. Pay attention!

And the winner:

Wells Tower (pic TK), who was remarkably calm for just having won ten thou$$$and bucks. But maybe because he was also recently included in The New Yorker’s 20 under 40, has two Pushcart Prizes, The Paris Review‘s Plimpton Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also,  he did New York magazine’s prestigious 21 Questions.  I guess after that, $10,000 cash money is like, nothing.

The drinkz and snackz:

Because this is my blog.

And the face:

Whoever smelt it, dealt it, Ethan.


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