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Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize // Finalist for the Edmund White LGBTQ Debut Fiction Award // First Novel in First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray's Gracie Book Club

Pete's Reading Series // Candy Store

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Curated and hosted by Jillian Capewell and Brian Gresko

Over the course of 15 years, Pete's Reading Series has earned a reputation as Brooklyn's premier reading series, where today's literary icons and tomorrow's stars take the stage regularly.

“The most intimate reading space in Brooklyn. Think of a fine pre-war dining car with an endless supply of booze.”

— Gary Shetyngart - author, Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story

“Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series is by far the best series in Brooklyn, at the best bar. It’s the KGB of Brooklyn!”

— Joanna Yas - Editor, Open City Magazine and Books

“It has never been clear to me who Pete is, but there is no finer place to give - or hear - a reading in this city.”

— Robert Polito - author, Savage Art

PAST AUTHORS 

Colum McCann, Jonathan Ames, Tom Beller, Lan Samantha Chang, Jennifer Egan, Hari Kunzru, David Lehman, Sam Lipsyte, Francine Prose, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Gary Shetyngart, Colm Toibin, Justin Torres, Hannah Tinti