Illustrated Lecture: "New York's Gargoyles: The Immigrants Who Made Them and The Hunters Who Saved Them"
Sunday, November 4th, 1 p.m.
Center for Applied Judaism
109 East 39th Street (b/w Park and Lex)
New York, NY
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Co-Sponsored by the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association and the Center for Applied Judaism / Society of Jewish Science

Meet the Authors Event
Contemporary Fiction Panel
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528

#YeahYouWrite Author Series
Literary Cocktails and Dinner
with authors Julia Glass, Maureen Brady, and Rae Delbianco
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
6:30 p.m.
@Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room
6 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Reservations required: 212-234-2373;

Several other events are in the works for 2018. Please check back for details.


"Literary Suspense: Three Novels"
with Bradford Morrow (The Prague Sonata)
and Elizabeth Kostova (The Shadow Land)
Miami Book Fair
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
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"Anchoring Flights of Fancy: Research and Imagination in the New York Novel The Gargoyle Hunters"
Keynote address, Researching New York Conference 2017
Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
The University at Albany, SUNY
Downtown Campus
Albany, NY

Illustrated Talk on NYC Architecture and Book Discussion With Gregory Young of The Bowery Boys
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
8 p.m.
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free and open to all.
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A Night With The Gargoyle Hunters
Guest of Honor
7th Annual Authors' Circle Dinner
Friends of Tuxedo Park Library
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
6:30 p.m.
91 Camp Comfort Road
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
By invitation only

In Conversation with NY Times columnist Katie Rosman The Tuxedo Park Library Authors' Circle
Saturday, November 4, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Tuxedo Park Library
227 Rt. 17
Tuxedo Park, NY

Book Talk/Reading/Audience Q&A/Signing with Author Hannah Tinti
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
11 a.m.
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, Vermont

Illustrated Lecture on NYC architecture/reading/audience Q&A/book signing
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
7 p.m.
Ferguson Library
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County
Fall Soirée, Open Wine Bar, Craft Beer, NYC Cuisine
Illustrated Lecture and Reading
October 6th, 2017
7 to 10 p.m.
Bridgewater Library
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reading/Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
October 6th, 2017
5 p.m.
Somerset Shopping Center
319 US-202, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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The Gargoyle Hunter in Tribeca—Fundraising Party for Tribeca Trust
Reading and cocktail party
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 p.m.
Kreiss Residence
Fleming Warehouse
135 Watts Street
New York, New York 10013
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Meet the Author/Book Signing
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Harbor Books
20 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Friday, July 28th, 2017
5 p.m.
41 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

Book Talk, Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Heights Branch
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
6:15 p.m.
Community Room of Our Lady of Lebanon Church
109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Book Talk & Reading
Followed by Reception & Signing

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
(in partnership with the Historic Districts Council)
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
6:30 p.m.
The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street (Between 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York City
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Keynote Speaker: Annual Pinkster Celebration
Illustrated Lecture on the vivid history of the landmark Woolworth Building and the original research into its 1970s restoration that informed The Gargoyle Hunters
Co-sponsored by the Preservation League of New York
Cocktail Reception
University Club of Albany
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
6pm to 8:30 p.m.
141 Washington Avenue
University Club of Albany
Albany, NY 12210
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In conversation with Irish novelist Tom O'Neill (Grattan and Me)
Community Bookstore
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
7:00 p.m.
143 Seventh Avenue (near Carroll Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Reading & Book Signing
Books Are Magic bookstore
Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Friday, May 19th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
225 Smith Street (at Butler Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Illustrated Book Talk
with Cocktails & Appetizers
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Bellport Historical Society
31 Bellport Lane
Bellport, NY 11713

Reading and Book Signing
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Yale Bookstore
77 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511

"Gargoyle Hunters and Other Oddballs" at Pen Parentis Literary Salon
Reading & Book Signing
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Andaz Hotel Wall Street
75 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Book & Preservation Talk, Landmark West!
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
152 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023

Book Talk, The Skyscraper Museum
Lower Manhattan
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
6:30 p.m.
39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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Book Talk, in conversation with bestselling author Amor Towles (The Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow), Barnes & Noble
Audience Q&A and Book Signing
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
7:00 p.m.
2289 Broadway (at 82nd St.), New York, NY 10024.

Facebook Live Appearance With Gretchen Rubin, #1 NYT bestselling author of "The Happiness Project"
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Book Launch, in conversation with New York Times critic Liesl Schillinger, Greenlight Bookstore
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
7:30 p.m.
686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
More info here→

Radio Interview, "Book Talk," hosted by Cyd Oppenheimer
WNHH Community Radio 103.5 FM
New Haven, CT
(Also available on iTunes)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
1 p.m.
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The New York Times interviews John about The Gargoyle Hunters and presents a slideshow of notable gargoyles around town
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The Gargoyle Hunters gets a rave review from The Washington Post
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The Village Voice calls The Gargoyle Hunters “an ambitious, elegiac tale that gazes up at the greats” in wonderful review

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The New York Post calls The Gargoyle Hunters "Required Reading"
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Gill discusses The Gargoyle Hunters on The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC/NPR)
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Gill receives a rave review and gives an in-depth interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books
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Gill receives a warm review and discusses The Gargoyle Hunters in Omnivoracious: The Amazon Book Review
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Ridiculously charming NYC radio institution Joan Hamburg interviews John about The Gargoyle Hunters on WABC
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John gives an illustrated talk about the 32 gargoyles severed from the Woolworth Building's crown in the 1970s and how they inspired The Gargoyle Hunters
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Gill appears on the NY1 television show "New York Times Close Up" to discuss The Gargoyle Hunters
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The Gargoyle Hunters is excerpted in New York magazine
The Gargoyle Hunters is excerpted in Business Insider
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Gill pens a column for Avenue magazine about the 32 gargoyles, stripped from the landmark Woolworth Building in the 1970s, that inspired his novel
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The Gargoyle Hunters is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick for Spring 2017
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Booklist names The Gargoyle Hunters among “the Best New Adult Fiction of 2017” in starred review
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Salon interviews Gill about The Gargoyle Hunters
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W magazine names The Gargoyle Hunters one of "Spring's Best Books"
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Literary Hub runs an excerpt of The Gargoyle Hunters
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Gill writes an essay for Literary Hub on the unglamorous ordeal of recording his own audiobook.
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The Bowery Boys calls The Gargoyle Hunters a "captivating, exuberant novel"
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The New Criterion names Gill's novel a Critic's Pick and says "it's simple to grasp why The Gargoyle Hunters has been received with such delight."
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Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project, interviews John about writing habits
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Shelf Awareness reviews The Gargoyle Hunters, "a tender father-son story"
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Arch News Now interviews John about The Gargoyle Hunters
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Paperback Swap does a bizarro interview with John
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DuJour magazine calls The Gargoyle Hunters "delightfully readable"
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The Gargoyle Hunters makes Blogcritics Magazine's list of “Top Ten Novels to Watch For in 2017”
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Brightly names The Gargoyle Hunters among “The Best Books of Early 2017”
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The Gargoyle Hunters is one of Sarah's Book Shelves' “Most Anticipated Debuts of Winter 2017”
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Cool Mom Picks recommends The Gargoyle Hunters foremost among the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Picks
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The Militant Recommender calls The Gargoyle Hunters “thrilling,” “breathtaking,” “astonishing”
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Gill pens elegy for Brooklyn's beloved indie BookCourt for New York magazine
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