Brooklyn Heights resident releases enchanting debut novel


Brooklyn Eagle recently spoke with Julie Sarkissian, a Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel “Dear Lucy” is narrated in an unusual if sometimes eerie voice. While the story’s protagonist Lucy often cannot “find the words” she needs to express herself, Sarkissian infuses the character with a captivating narrative that has been aptly compared to the voices […]

April 22, 2013

Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Selena Coppock, a (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian who decided to reclaim the blonde identity. Recognizing that the modern blonde has a reputation — whether characterized as dumb, ditzy, or wild — Coppock set out to disprove such illogical associations by writing a book titled “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights […]

April 22, 2013

More than half of TimeOut NY’s ‘Best New Bookstores’ in Brooklyn


Brooklyn has long boasted a particularly literary crowd. From Walt Whitman and Norman Mailer to Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Safran Foer, some of America’s most esteemed writers come from the borough. So perhaps it is not surprising that Brooklyn also houses a rich variety of independent bookstores. Last Tuesday, TimeOut New York published […]

April 22, 2013

Haiti’s AP journalist to speak in Brooklyn

Events, Non-fiction

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, AP journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz will be joining Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) on Wednesday, April 24, to discuss his new book “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.” The conversation is part of HCX’s An n’ Pale […]

April 18, 2013

Acclaimed writer previews latest novel at St. Francis College

Events, Fiction

From St. Francis College According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning writer Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli”) will offer a preview of his forthcoming novel “Transatlantic” as the next author to speak for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education. The Walt […]

April 16, 2013

Park Slope author portrays family fighting heartbreak

Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently published a Q&A with Brooklyn-based writer Joshua Henkin, who has just released his latest novel, “The World Without You.” In the book, Henkin portrays the Frankels, a family coping with the loss of Leo, the youngest of four siblings. Set during the summer of 2005, the Frankels are heading to their home in the […]

April 12, 2013

Talmud scholar to speak at Park Slope Jewish Center

Historical Fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Maggie Anton, acclaimed author of the “Rashi’s Daughters” series, is coming to Park Slope Jewish Center on April 21 to discuss her book “Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Book I: Apprentice” (Plume Original). In this novel that blends third-century Babylonian history with elements of magic, Anton’s protagonist, Hisdadukh, comes of age through her intertwinement […]

April 12, 2013

Senior citizens to share writing at St. Francis College


  According to Brooklyn Eagle, on Monday, April 15, St. Francis College will present “The Rainbow Bridge of Light: Voices From the Universe,” featuring poetry and prose by members of Professor Mitch Levenberg’s senior citizens writing class. The senior citizens writing class is one of several programs hosted at St. Francis College; other classes and […]

April 9, 2013

Brooklynite’s new novel explores complexities of open adoption

Events, Fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that award-winning author Jennifer Gilmore will soon release “The Mothers” (Scribner; on-sale April 9, 2013) – a poignant novel that follows one couple’s complex journey to becoming parents.  After years of heartbreaking failure to conceive, the couple finally decides to pursue domestic open adoption. Having gone through the open adoption process herself, Gilmore […]

April 5, 2013

Junot Díaz draws hundreds to BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink’ series

BAM, Events, Fiction

  Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, who visited BAM on Wednesday evening to deliver an animated and often uproarious reading from his latest book, “This is How You Lose Her.” Despite his phenomenal literary achievements, Diaz was not always on the path to becoming a writer. “Most of the time, I thought it was going to […]

April 4, 2013

Brooklynite turns family folklore to novel

Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured  Amy Shearn, a Brooklyn-based author who has turned a snippet of amily lore into her second novel. On sale Tuesday, April 2, “The Mermaid of Brooklyn” is a fascinating book that Shearn created by melding her great grandmother’s real-life story with an element of fairy tale magic. Inspired by her great […]

April 1, 2013