Events Fiction Q&A

Brooklyn writer’s debut novel explores life, love, and advertising

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Brooklyn writer John Kenney, whose upcoming book “Truth in Advertising” offers a modern take on the world of Mad Men. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy — but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine? In his debut novel, Kenney sheds some light on this question; drawing upon hisContinue Reading “Brooklyn writer’s debut novel explores life, love, and advertising”

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Monday at BookCourt: Find out ‘How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes’

This Monday at BookCourt, journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova will appear to discuss her new book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Following Sherlock Holmes’s methods of careful observation and logical cogitation, Konnikova shows us how we can think like a detective to enhance our mental powers.  While Holmes has long been regarded as a fictionalContinue Reading “Monday at BookCourt: Find out ‘How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes’”

Fiction Q&A

Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac collaborate on new romance novel

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a unique Park Slope pair. Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac have teamed up on “Vanity Fare,” Caldwell’s new romance novel, as the book  includes five recipes inspired by the story.  While Caldwell’s protagonist works at a fictional Brooklyn bakery, the writer worked Isaac of Park Slope’s Trois Pommes Patisserie to includeContinue Reading “Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac collaborate on new romance novel”

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Publisher Ben Schrank’s new novel depicts life in Brooklyn today

Brooklyn Eagle recently spoke to Ben Schrank — a writer and publisher who has long been tied to Brooklyn. In his new novel “Love is a Canoe,”  Schrank divulges what goes on behind the scenes in a publishing house, all the while tracing the stories of various Brooklyn couples. He follows Peter Herman, an author whose acclaimed but decades-oldContinue Reading “Publisher Ben Schrank’s new novel depicts life in Brooklyn today”

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Tomorrow at BookCourt: release party for Nicholas Christopher’s ‘Tiger Rag’

Just yesterday New York-based writer Nicholas Christopher released his sixth novel, “Tiger Rag.”  He will appear at BookCourt tomorrow, January 3,  to celebrate the release of the book, which is inspired by the true story of legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden. While Bolden’s groundbreaking recordings died along with him, it has been rumored that theContinue Reading “Tomorrow at BookCourt: release party for Nicholas Christopher’s ‘Tiger Rag’”