New Novel Brings Coney Island to Life


Fiction, Uncategorized

From Crown Publishing Group Brooklyn Daily Eagle Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anointed Conn “a writer to watch.” On June 10, Conn returns with his long-awaited new novel, bringing his remarkable talents to […]

May 30, 2014

Silent Reading Party NYC to kick off Mar. 16 in W’burg


Events

Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s is hosting the inaugural event in a series called Silent Reading NYC this Sunday, March 16. Inspired by Christopher Frizelle, editor of Seattle newspaper The Stranger and frequent host of silent reading parties at Seattle’s Sorento Hotel, Brooklyn resident Jamie Burns created the Brooklyn-based series to offer literary folk a chance get out, grab […]

March 14, 2014

New comedic, inventive novel reimagines Brooklyn


Fiction

Set in Brooklyn, Jeremy P. Bushnell’s “The Weirdness” (Melville House) is an electrifying debut novel that traces Billy Ridgeway as he adventures across New York City. Billy Ridgeway is hung over and late for work when the Devil comes to visit. Billy smells him first, or rather, he smells the fair trade coffee the Devil […]

March 11, 2014

Brooklyn author to release new crime novel


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn-based author Shelly Reuben, whose books have been nominated for Edgar, Prometheus and Falcon awards, will soon release a new novel, “The Boys of Sabbath Street.” A crime novel with whimsy undertones, the book follows Artemus Ackerman, a retired magician who investigates a fire on Sabbath Street. A licensed private detective and certified fire investigator herself, the author will […]

March 7, 2014

Brooklyn author to launch adventure series


Fiction

“The Blood Guard” (Two Lions/Amazon Children’s Publishing; March 4) by Carter Roy is a captivating and magical adventure that launches a brand new series for middle grade readers. It’s the sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling swashbuckling tale of an ordinary boy who is forced to become a hero, rescue his parents, and protect […]

February 26, 2014

Punk Musician, Writer To Speak in DUMBO


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Richard Hell Launches Autobiography March 4 Musician, writer, and provocateur Richard Hell was at the center of the social and cultural upheaval of the 1970s that came to be called “punk.” With his best friend, Tom Verlaine, he started the band Television, which as the first band to play at a then-obscure downtown bar called […]

February 24, 2014

The Authored Voice: An evening of stories and conversation


Events

Brooklyn Reading Works will present on Feb. 13 The Authored Voice: Storytelling Across Lives and Media, an evening of stories and conversation with Murray Nossel, Catherine Burns, Trisha Coburn, and Edgar Oliver, moderated by John Guidry. These award-winning panelists will talk about the various media they have used to tell stories-performance, film, books, videos-and the different ways they […]

February 11, 2014

The 13th floor to host writing workshop with tattooist, musician


Events

Greenpoint workshop offers inspiration for writers The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighborhood. Hosting a writing workshop […]

February 8, 2014

Upcoming book talk to highlight Plymouth Church in Civil War Era


Events, History, Non-fiction

In connection with the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom,” BHS, in partnership with Green-Wood, will host a book talk with Frank Decker to discuss his new book about our nation’s greatest struggle. The book, titled “Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era,” explores the important role that Plymouth Church played in anti-slavery […]

February 5, 2014

New novel restages classic ‘Rebecca’


Events, Fiction

Author To Speak in Cobble Hill Famed author Meg Wolitzer described Rachel Pastan’s debut novel “This Side of Married” as “a wedding bouquet of great wit and affection” and Booklist praised it as “smart and insightful.”  Pastan followed that up with the novel “Lady of the Snakes” in 2008, of which NPR’s Maureen Corrigan declared: […]

February 3, 2014

A Last Good-bye


Memoir, Non-fiction

By Sandra Hurtes From “The Ambivalent Memoirist“ Manhattan is now my home. But today I look over my shoulder at the Brooklyn that raised me. I look into an obscure distance and wonder, am I where I belong? My former neighbor Rick is moving after thirty-two years in his Brooklyn Heights apartment. He’s found his […]

January 30, 2014

‘Tarpaper Dreams’ evokes historic Brooklyn


Memoir, Non-fiction

Memoirist Recalls Sister’s Job as Eagle Reporter Though she’s migrated to a small town in the Sierra Foothills, California, author Jean Humburg’s latest book, “Tarpaper Dreams,” is largely focused on the formative years she spent in Brooklyn.  Humburg was raised by two immigrant parents in Bay Ridge during the Depression; her grandmother lived nearby. Humburg’s […]

January 28, 2014

Veteran Adrian Bonenberger launches wartime memoir with NY Times’ James Dao


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

In “Afghan Post,” the New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. 28, Bonenberger will appear in DUMBO at powerHouse Arena to discuss his book with New York Times deputy national editor James Dao. The program is being co-sponsored […]

January 26, 2014

Joyce Carol Oates to speak in Brooklyn on Feb. 6


Events, Fiction

Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates’s latest, “Carthage,” plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl’s disappearance. The author will now appear in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of her book at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Feb. […]

January 22, 2014

Claire Messud to speak in DUMBO


Events, Fiction

The protagonist in esteemed writer Claire Messud’s latest novel, Nora Eldridge is a 37-year-old elementary school teacher who long ago abandoned her ambition to be an artist— and has become “The Woman Upstairs,” a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the edge of others’ achievements.  This masterly novel is the riveting confession of a woman […]

January 17, 2014

Brooklyn author releases finale to action-packed trilogy


Fiction

The Seven Swords have been retrieved. The gate to Avalon has been opened. The Round Table awaits. Now, the final stage of Artie Kingfisher’s quest is about to begin in “The Dragon King,” the explosive finale of Brooklyn author Nils Johnson-Shelton’s thrilling and action-packed tween trilogy, The Otherworld Chronicles. Nils switched gears to middle-grade fantasy […]

January 15, 2014