Friday, November 2, 2018

11/3/18 Stonecutter Presents Annemarie Ní Churreáin & Natalie Diaz at Irish Art Center's 10th Annual PoetryFest

On Saturday, November 3rd, at 2PM, STONECUTTER returns to the Irish Arts Center's 10th annual PoetryFest with readings from Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Natalie Diaz, curated by editor Katie Raissian.
Reserve your free tickets here

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stonecutter at the Irish American Historical Society, May 22

Restless Souls: A Conversation with Dan Sheehan on his latest Novel

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Doors 6.30PM ~ Panel Discussion 7PM

Please join Success in the City, the young professionals group of the AIHS, for a conversation with Dan Sheehan and special guests Belinda McKeon, Katie Raissian and Tracy O'Neill.

Dan Sheehan is an Irish fiction writer, journalist, and editor. His writing has appeared in The Irish Times, GQ, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, TriQuarterly, Words Without Borders, Electric Literature, and Literary Hub, among others. He lives in New York, where he is the Book Marks editor at Literary Hub and a contributing editor at Guernica Magazine, and was a recipient of the 2016 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship. His debut novel, Restless Souls, will be available to purchase on the night.

Belinda McKeon is the acclaimed author of two novels, Solace and Tender. Solace won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was named the 2011 Irish Book of the Year. She lives in New York and teaches at Rutgers University.

Katie Raissian is a literary fiction and nonfiction editor at Grove Atlantic. She is also editor and publisher of Stonecutter, a print magazine of art and literature which focuses on publishing international writers and artists alongside US-based ones.

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015. The same year, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist.
The panel discussion wiill be followed by a book signing and reception.

AIHS & SITC Members: Free
Non Members: $10 / $15 at the door

Stonecutter in The Irish Times!

We are honored to have been included in this wonderful Irish Times article about Ireland's thriving lit mag scene alongside so many of our favorite journals and publications! Special thanks to Belinda McKeon for the shout out.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

11/4, 2PM Stonecutter presents "Emerging Voices, with Sally Wen Mao and Tara Bergin" at the Irish Arts Center

On Saturday, November 4, at 2PM, STONECUTTER returns to the Irish Arts Center's 9th annual PoetryFest to present a reading from award-winning and amazingly talented poets Sally Wen Mao, author of MAD HONEY SYMPOSIUM, and Tara Bergin, author of THIS IS YARROW and THE TRAGIC DEATH OF ELEANOR MARX.

The event will be introduced by our editor Katie Raissian and admission is FREE. Come join us! You can reserve your seats here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Surreal Lives with Deepak Unnikrishnan, Alexandra Kleeman, Katie Raissian, 3/23

SC's Katie Raissian will be talking with Deepak Unnikrishnan and Alexandra Kleeman on Thursday, March 23rd at the Asian American Writers Workshop. Full event description is below.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St 6FL
New York, New York 10001

Do you feel like you’re living in a surreal dystopia? Well, we’ve got your guidebook. Come hear critically acclaimed authors Deepak Unnikrishnan and Alexandra Kleeman read from new story collections. Their strange inventions will make perfect sense to anyone who feels like they don’t belong in our fantasia of global capitalism, gulf labor, and American culture. They’ll chat about life and death, home and migration with Grove Atlantic editor Katie Raissian.


The linked stories in Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People (Restless Books 2016) look at the stateless guest workers of the United Arab Emirates through a fantastic, surrealistic lens. You might call it Gulf labor via George Saunders--or the Bedoon experience as imagined by Bruno Schulz. Here a migrant eats and then shape-shifts into a passport. A woman has a job out of a fable of 21st century global capitalism: she mends the construction workers who’ve fallen from the high-rises of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Also told in three sections, Temporary People won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. The judges--Maaza MEngiste, Javier Molea, and Ilan Stavans--wrote: “in giving substance and identity to the voiceless and faceless masses of guest workers in the United Arab Emirates, he not only calls attention to this very particular injustice, but also highlights the disturbing ways in which ‘progress’ on a global scale is bound up with dehumanization…. This is a writer grappling not only with the plight of ‘temporary people,’ but also with the realities of a new unruly twenty-first-century global English.” Read Deepak’s lyrical ruminations on Abu Dhabi and New York in AAWW’s Open City.

Set against a technicolor backdrop of futuristic cults, cartoons, and Disappearing Dad Disorder, Alexandra Kleeman’s You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine gets high on the sweltering mania of the American city. Her newest book The Intimations collects twelve stories that diagram the three stages of existence: birth, life, and death. As avant-garde legend Robert Coover writes: “Perhaps the most distinctive stories in Alexandra Kleeman’s Intimations are the brilliantly crafted nightmares about the dissolving of reality, but there is also everything here from an elegant Victorian tale of a feral child to a witty disquisition on the mouths of angels….. This is ambitious imaginative writing of the highest quality.”

Katie Raissian is an associate editor at Grove Atlantic, where she edits literary fiction. Her authors include Colin Barrett, who was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 and winner of the Guardian First Book Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story award; Anna Noyes, author of the collection Goodnight, Beautiful Women (June 2016); and Bethany Ball (2017). Katie is the publisher and editor in chief of Stonecutter Journal, an annual magazine of art and literature which focuses on publishing international writers and artists alongside US-based ones. Stonecutter has featured work by John Ashbery, Cathy Linh Che, Mark O'Connell, Renee Gladman, Dunya Mikhail, Newsha Tavakolian, Sara Baume, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Cia Rinne, and Sally Rooney, to name but a few. As Katie said in an interview with Real Pants, “Actively seeking out and publishing voices from diverse backgrounds is fundamentally important to me as an editor (I’m half Irish and half Iranian, so that’s what I grew up with) and I love seeing how those elements strengthen from issue to issue.”