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Book Party: RAT RULE 79 with Rivka Galchen + Elena Megalos

Help us celebrate the release of Rivka Galchen’s beautiful first book for young readers, Rat Rule 79! Join Rivka and illustrator Elena Megalos for a fun afternoon of reading, fortune-cookie making, and elephant drawing.

Where: Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
When: Saturday, September 14 at 3 PM

Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist who loves noodles and numbers and modest-sized towns where her dad might have worked. Her work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (Novel, FSG, 2008), American Innovations (Short Stories, FSG 2014) and Little Labors (Essays, New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, The Berlin Prize and The William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was named to The New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen also holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Rat Rule 79 is her first book for young readers.

Elena Megalos was raised in the City of Angels. When she was twelve-going-on-thirteen she dreamed of writing the cookie fortunes for her beloved neighborhood Chinese restaurant, The Unicorn. That, or illustrating a book for children. This is her first one. See more work at