NYC writer to publish mysterious debut novel


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According to Brooklyn Eagle, David Samuel Levinson will soon release his haunting debut novel “Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence” (Algonquin Books), and he will appear twice in Brooklyn to celebrate. Set in the ‘90s in a small college town in upstate New York, the novel traces the intersecting lives of characters immersed in a cutthroat […]

May 28, 2013

Esteemed author to launch new thrilling book in Brooklyn


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From Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company Lauren Beukes’s writing, and her unique ability to brilliantly transcend genre in unexpected ways, has won her international critical and fan praise, and a multitude of impressive awards and distinctions. Her unparalleled imagination and ability to craft a truly original story have never been more present than in her […]

May 28, 2013

Carroll Gardens author reveals ‘How Artists Work’


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Brooklyn BookBeat: New book explores daily routines of 161 masterminds Most of us know what made Beethoven and Charles Darwin famous. Most of us can recognize at least a couple of Andy Warhol’s works, and can probably name a Jane Austen novel. But most of us know very little about the daily routines of these […]

May 23, 2013

Notes from the underground: subway as bookstore?


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Brooklyn Author Sells Books on Subway with Quirky Sales Pitch In the age of all things digital, fewer and fewer people are going to bookstores to buy books and it is becoming increasingly difficult for authors to connect to their readers. But according to Brooklyn Eagle, Stephen Witt, the Brooklyn-based author of “American Moses” and […]

May 23, 2013

Provocative young author to speak in DUMBO


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From Vintage and Anchor Books/Random House From one of this generation’s most talked about, controversial, and hardest working young writers comes a novel about failed relationships, drug-induced depression, marriage, and death. Combining Bret Easton Ellis’s reckless characters with Siddhartha’s continually unsuccessful, earnest attempts at some kind of transcendence, “Taipei” by Tao Lin is an ode […]

May 23, 2013

Park Slope’s Community Bookstore to open Windsor Terrace shop


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Founded in 1971, Park Slope’s beloved Community Bookstore is one of Brooklyn’s oldest independent bookstores. According to Brooklyn Eagle, Staffers recently announced that they will soon be spreading the literary love to a new outpost on Prospect Park West in Windsor Terrace. Taking over Babbo’s Books, a six-year-old store that specializes in used books, Community Bookstore […]

May 17, 2013

Novel portrays ’60s Brooklyn amidst Vietnam War backdrop


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Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Brooklyn native Jim McGinty’s novel “Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale,” which shifting between 1960s Brooklyn and Vietnam. The book begins with a scene on the Culver Line subway train, which “snaked through Brooklyn on an elevated steel platform that disfigured the otherwise tranquil neighborhood of Gravesend.” McGinty tells the story […]

May 17, 2013

Brooklynite’s debut novel explores 1920s Mississippi


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured author Bill Cheng. Though he is a Brooklyn resident and New York native, Cheng has recently published his debut novel, “Southern Cross the Dog,” which presents a chillingly evocative depiction of the South in the 1920s and 30s. Inspired by his love of the blues, Cheng follows the story of […]

May 13, 2013

Young Brooklyn author on how to ‘make it’ as a writer


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  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Alida Nugent, a Brooklyn writer who, in the first chapter of her new book, jokes, “In this day and age, big dreams are the first step down a long, lonely path to disappointment.”  Nugent’s humorous collection — aptly titled “Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood” — […]

May 8, 2013

Bestselling author/TV writer to speak in Park Slope


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Maria Semple, author of national bestseller “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” has recently released her book in paperback (Back Bay Books), and is slated to speak in Brooklyn on May 9 as part of Community Bookstore’s and Congregation Beth Elohim’s Brooklyn By The Book series. While Semple’s background primarily consists of TV […]

May 6, 2013

Esteemed author on writing as obsession


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured award-winning author Benjamin Percy, who is coming to Brooklyn tomorrow, May 7, to celebrate the release of his latest novel, a thriller titled “Red Moon” (Grand Central Publishing). The book – which has already received high praise from acclaimed authors and critics – goes on sale on Tuesday, May 7, and […]

May 6, 2013

Debut novelist to celebrate launch in Brooklyn


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  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Suzanne Rindell’s much anticipated debut novel “The Other Typist.” Set in 1920s Manhattan, the story  follows Rose Baker, a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct on the Lower East Side. In this enchanting, sometimes eerie story, Rose struggles to assert her identity as a woman torn between […]

May 1, 2013