Kevin Baker has been chronicling historical New York for years. His new novel, THE BIG CROWD is inspired by William O’Dwyer, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at 20, worked as a beat cop, and became mayor of the city in 1946. His backing of Italian mafia eventually shuttered his career. Kevin Baker is the author of three novels set in turn-of-the-century New York “Dreamland,” “Paradise Alley,” and “Strivers Row”.
Caleb Crain is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the Nation,the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, n+1, the Paris Review Daily, and the New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, he is the author of the critical work American Sympathy. He reads from his novel: Necessary Errors. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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