This week’s picks include a biographer appearing at a history museum and the sixth anniversary of “Literary Death Match,” a competitive reading.
- Tues. Mar. 6, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, 6:30 p.m., Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute, speaks about Steve Jobs, the book and the man, as part of series “examining where we’ve been, where we are and the complexities and possibilities of the world beyond tomorrow,” according to the museum. $28 nonmembers, $14, members. 212-485-9268
- Tues. March 6, The Back Room, 102 Norfolk, Manhattan, 8:05 p.m. Literary Death Match. In the words of the presenter:”The night’s fierce foursome of reading pugilists will include National Book Award winner Darin Strauss (Half a Life), Emmy Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (creator of the Eisner Award-winning Billy Dogma), multi-award-winning author Aryn Kyle (author of Boys and Girls Like You and Me), and Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize-winner Kim Dana Kupperman (author of I Just Lately Started Buying Wings).” $7 preorder, $10 at the door. Tickets available online
- Wed March 7, Bookcourt, 163 Court St., Brooklyn , 7 p.m., Reading, Q&A and book signing by Nathan Englander, author of the highly praised What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories.Free. 718.875.3677
- Thurs., March 8, The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47 St., 7 p.m., Thomas Mallon, the highly praised historical novelist known for his mix of humor, great storytelling, and perfectly rendered detail, discussed his latest work, Watergate. “In this stealth bull’s-eye of a political novel, Thomas Mallon invests the Watergate affair with all the glitter, glamour, suave grace and subtlety that it doesn’t often get,” Janet Maslin wrote in her New York Times review. 212-755-6710