Past and future collide in NY-centric novel


  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured “Astor Place Vintage” (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), a novel by New York-based writer Stephanie Lehmann, in which the past and the future intersect through the lives of two young women. Amanda Rosenbloom, owner of a shop called Astor Place Vintage, is drawn to the history she unfolds through a century-old journal […]

June 25, 2013

Famed Brooklyn writer returns with sizzling novel

Events, Fiction

From Viking/Penguin Group According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn writer Susan Choi, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated author of “A Person of Interest” and “American Woman”, returns this summer with a brilliant new novel, “My Education” (Viking; On-sale: July 8, 2013).  Choi will appear twice in Brooklyn to read from her novel, first at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO […]

June 25, 2013

Bensonhurst native to present Brooklyn-inspired stories


Author, poet and playwright John Biscello is a Bensonhurst native, but he’s lived in Taos, NM for the past eleven years. According to Brooklyn Eagle, this summer he will be returning to New York to read from various Bensonhurst-inspired stories. In spite of his geographical distance from Brooklyn, Biscello says that he harbors an undying […]

June 19, 2013

The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO

Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

From powerHouse Arena Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on June 20 to discuss his new memoir “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.” New Yorker editor Ben Greenman, who co-wrote the book, will speak on Thursday as well. In this punch-drunk-on-culture memoir, Ahmir Thompson tells […]

June 19, 2013

New novel traces Texas history

Events, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Q&A

Author to read in Fort Greene Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Philipp Meyer, author of the critically acclaimed “American Rust” and one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40,” has recently published his second novel, “The Son”, in which he illustrates a slice of Texas history. In “The Son,” Meyer follows a prominent Texas family through […]

June 18, 2013

Famed photographer and musician collaborate on book

Events, Non-fiction

From Akashic Books Both a book and a traveling exhibition of photographs, “Hard Art, DC 1979” (Trade Cloth, Pub. date June 4), presents Lucian Perkins’ snapshots of the 1979 music scene in Washington, DC.  That year, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in DC, with bands like the Bad Brains, Trenchmouth, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, […]

June 17, 2013

Famed storyteller to launch magical novel at BAM

BAM, Events, Fiction

From HarperCollins It has been eight years since his last novel for adults, “Anansi Boys”, and now one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, is back with “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (William Morrow; On Sale June 18, 2013). Gaiman will be launching his book and national tour […]

June 13, 2013

How a tweet inspired a novel


  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Lauren Beukes, who has recently published “The Shining Girls”, which has been compared to “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for its imaginative yet convincing qualities. Beukes, who resides in South Africa, will be appearing at BookCourt in […]

June 10, 2013

Actress releases novel exploring immigrant life in Brooklyn


Launch party to take place in Greenpoint From Spiegel & Grau In 1981 when Martial Law was declared in Poland, Dagmara Dominczyk’s father, a founding member of the workers’ union Solidarity, was imprisoned.  One year later, upon his release, Dagmara and her family were deported and with only two suitcases in hand, they found themselves […]

June 3, 2013

Widely published young author debuts new novel in DUMBO


Among America’s most brazen contemporary writers is former Brooklynite Tao Lin. Just shy of 30, the prolific author already has published six books of fiction and poetry, and his seventh book, a novel titled “Taipei,” will be published by Vintage on June 4. Lin’s first two novels, “Eeeee Eee Eeee” (2007) and “Richard Yates” (2010), […]

June 3, 2013