John Wray Videos People Reading on the Subway


John Wray, the happily self-promoting prankster novelist we just profiled, hits the perfect note with a YouTube trailer publicizing next week's reading on the Hipsterburg-bound L train. Inside subway trains, New Yorkers of every conceivable type (rapper, Daltonite, Euro, i-banker, pierced goth, artiste, high-school nerd) read the urgent and electric opening passage of Wray’s new novel, Lowboy — a passage that ends, like the trailer itself, with that familiar "C-sharp-to-A" closing-doors chime. Wray appears onscreen, but you’ll have to catch next Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. L to hear him read it himself.