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This Is How New York’s Literary Community Gets Down: The N+1 Benefit

The literary magazine N+1’s benefit N Plus Ultra wasn’t held Thursday night in a ritzy, uptown space with chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows. There were no gentlemen in white coats handing out flutes of Champagne from the surface of silver trays. Instead, a range of New York’s literature set, including Elif Batuman, Emily Gould, Lucas Zwirner and Lynne Tillman gathered for an understated evening at the end of a quiet street facing the East River in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.
The party, which aimed to raise funds for the independent mag and award writer A.S. Hamrah with the N+1 writers’ fellowship, was quite unlike the usual fashion rager. Devoid of chatty celebrities, the room was filled with bookish folks who just wanted to hang out with their friends, talk about what they were reading, eat some focaccia and drink some white wine.
Hamrah reluctantly posed for photos and did a quick interview; but not until urging that questions be asked through his agent instead. In his acceptance speech — one that drew hearty laughs from the crowd — he explained that during high school, he won an award precisely on the day he’d chosen to wear an “embarrassing” Adam and the Ants

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