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


Events, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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 the […]

January 2, 2013

powerHouse is pumped for the new year


Events

powerHouse will be busy the second week of the new year, hosting three exciting events. On Tuesday, January 8, journalist Jonathan Katz will speak about his experience as the only full-time American correspondent present in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake. Katz’s new book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti […]

December 19, 2012

Brooklyn’s power as haven for writers boosted by BAM


BAM, Events

According to Brooklyn Eagle, BAM’s series ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ — one of the institutions most popular events — will be returning this January.  The ‘Eat Drink’ events, hosted in the BAMcafé (Lepercq Space), consist of dinners with notable authors who are available for Q&A, and even mingling.  Founded in 2005, nearly all of the […]

December 17, 2012

Q&A with Brooklyn-based novelist Bernice L. McFadden


Events, Fiction, Q&A

“All the world passes through Brooklyn,” Bernice L. McFadden tells the Brooklyn Eagle, “and that world has, more often than not, ended up in my books.” Author of eight critically acclaimed novels, McFadden was born and raised in Brooklyn.  This February she is reissuing “Nowhere Is a Place,” a novel that movingly tackles the intricacies of family relationships.  […]

December 14, 2012

How do your favorite writers want the world to end? Find out at the ‘My Apocalypse’ book launch party, Dec. 21 at powerHouse


Events

Friday, December 21, powerHouse on 8th will host the launch party for Sock Monkey Press’s new publication, “My Apocalypse.”  Scott Adkins, co-founder of Sock Monkey Press and editor of the book, asked numerous authors to share how they might write the end of the world.  A compilation of the writers’ responses, “My Apocalypse“ includes visions by Elissa Shappell, […]

December 13, 2012

Evan Hughes on ‘Literary Brooklyn,’ this Friday at St. Francis College


Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, two of our favorite experts on Brooklyn’s literary history will be speaking this Friday in Brooklyn Heights. Partnering with the Brooklyn Film & Arts festival, St. Francis College will be hosting “Literary Brooklyn” author Evan Hughes, who will discuss his recent book. Hughes spoke to Brooklyn Eagle about his motivations for chronicling the […]

December 12, 2012

Tales of a changing Brooklyn: Pete Hamill’s ‘The Christmas Kid: and Other Brooklyn Stories’


Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Just released in late October, Pete Hamill’s The Christmas Kid: and Other Brooklyn Stories compiles thirty years’ worth of the writer’s Brooklyn-based tales.  Hamill, an acclaimed journalist and screenwriter, is inextricably linked to Brooklyn; born and raised in the borough, he has spent his career sharing poignant stories that illuminate Brooklyn’s rich history and character. In fact, […]

December 11, 2012

Tonight at BAM: Brooklyn Literary Mash-Up


Events

Brooklyn has long been home to a slew of talented authors, and tonight BAM will host a program that celebrates just that: Brooklyn Literary Mash-Up meshes the work of some of the borough’s most notable classic and modern writers.  The featured texts, including pieces by Walt Whitman and Colson Whitehead, will be enlivened by members of the Brooklyn International Theater Company, who use music, […]

December 10, 2012

Matthew Goodman’s new project: Eighty Days


History, Non-fiction

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn author Matthew Goodman has been working on a fascinating project, recreating the true story of two adventurous young female reporters who set out to travel the world in 1889.  In Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World, Goodman draws on years of extensive research to revive this captivating slice of […]

December 7, 2012