Tomorrow night, 7pm at BookCourt: Megan Abbott

Events, Fiction

Tomorrow night, head on over to BookCourt in Cobble Hill to meet New York-based award-winning author Megan Abbott! Abbott will be celebrating the release of her newest novel, Dare Me, which delves into the intensity of adolescent friendships. Abbott will read from her book and will then stick around for an audience Q&A and book signing.

July 30, 2012

Coming up at the Brooklyn Bridge Park: Books Beneath the Bridge


Tonight at 7pm, join WORD Bookstore as it hosts short story night at Books Beneath the Bridge. Writers include Robin Black, Tania James, Rajesh Parameswaran, Jim Shepard, and Charles Yu. The event will take place at Pier 1, Granite Prospect, in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. And who better to read at the same series than […]

July 30, 2012

The Ghosts of Brooklyn

Events, History, Q&A

Whether or not you’re afraid of the dark, you might be spooked to learn that Brooklyn-based writer L.V. Salazar has recently published a book that chronicles the borough’s haunted history. In The Ghosts of Brooklyn: Thrilling Accounts of Souls Spirits and Ghosts, Salazar has compiled thirty-six accounts featuring ghosts, gargoyles, witches, and suicides, all of which offer readers […]

July 25, 2012

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade: the history behind the beautiful scenery

History, Non-fiction

The Brooklyn Heights promenade is one of  the scenic highlights of New York City, offering locals and toursits a panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline. But despite its prominence as a local attraction, the story of its creation has remained largely unknown. In The Brooklyn Heights Promenade,  Henrik Krogius, editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press, offers readers insight into the complicated […]

July 18, 2012

Tune in Tokyo: Join Tim Anderson in his journeys abroad

Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

If Brooklynites have pride in the multi-cultural aspects of their home town in the 21st Century, they might have no more appropriate spokesman than gay immigrant Tim Anderson (born and transplanted from North Carolina). His  hilarious style and point of view are best seen in his 2011 travel memoir, Tune In Tokyo: the Gaijin Diaries, and his […]

July 16, 2012

Fear of reading Shakespeare? The Western Lit Survival Kit makes classic lit less scary


Classic literature is intimidating. Especially in the digital age when abbreviations and emoticons abound, the classics can seem inaccessible and daunting. But this year, writer and professor Sandra Newman has published a guide to help us approach the classics with an open mind, providing tips and relevant references for each book. Newman, who has taught creative writing for […]

July 16, 2012

Just released on July 10: True Believers by Kurt Andersen

Events, Fiction, Q&A

Just last week, Random House published Kurt Andersen’s latest novel, True Believers. The story, which shifts between the 1960s and the present, traces the mysterious past of Karen Hollander, an attorney who has been under consideration for Supreme Court appointment. Hollander, in the midst of writing a memoir, has stepped down from her appointment as she seeks […]

July 16, 2012