‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world


Events, Fiction, Q&A

In his debut novel “The Returned” (Harlequin MIRA; September 2013), Jason Mott tells the eerie story of a world in which the departed come back to coexist with the living. Raising questions of whether such a world would erupt in chaos or thrive on happiness, “The Returned” is a chilling novel that already has garnered much attention; advance […]

September 23, 2013

TONIGHT: Book Festival’s Wednesday ‘Bookend’ events feature trivia, publishing tips


Events

Brooklyn Eagle has reported that the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookend Events, taking place all week until Sunday’s Festival, resume on Wednesday evening with more innovative literary programs, including a lit-inspired trivia session and a “secrets of publishing” panel. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, are held at bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn. […]

September 18, 2013

‘Pie Poet’ to debut new collection in Brooklyn


Events, Poetry

According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning poet Kate Lebo, known locally as Seattle’s “pie lady,” will be debuting  “A Commonplace Book of Pie” (Oct. 8th, 2013) at Gala Gala Hey! Pie Stand at The Drink in Williamsburg on September 15. This is one of a variety of events on Kate’s national book tour this fall, where she will provide edible samples […]

September 11, 2013

Brooklyn Book Festival ‘Bookend’ event features acclaimed writers on John O’Hara


Events

The upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, to take place Sunday, Sept. 22, will commence with a week of “Bookend” events. The lit festivities begin Monday, Sept. 16, and that evening DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena and Penguin Classics will present bestselling mystery writer Lawrence Block, The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, and The New York Times writer-at-large Chip McGrath. They’ll discuss John O’Hara, who’s […]

September 11, 2013

‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Author to read in Park Slope Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on Kelly Braffet, who made a name for herself in the literary world with her first two novels, “Josie and Jack” and “Last Seen Leaving”, both of which earned critical raves. Her latest book, “Save Yourself” (Crown Publishing), was just released on Aug. 6 and already has […]

August 13, 2013

Romance tests friendship in Brooklynite’s debut novel


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to read in Greenpoint on Aug. 8 “This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You’ll see,” explains the narrator of Sarah McCarry’s new novel “All Our Pretty Songs” (St. Martin’s Griffin; July 30). Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that the Brooklyn-based author’s debut novel, set in […]

August 7, 2013

Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Caleb Crain, an esteemed literary critic who frequently contributes to The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications, has now turned to fiction. Crain’s debut novel “Necessary Errors” (Penguin Group; Aug. 6, 2013) has earned high praise from writers and critics, and the Brooklyn-based author […]

August 5, 2013

Rolling Stone columnist on karaoke as cure for heartbreak


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that longtime Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield, a Brooklynite whose 2007 debut memoir “Love is a Mix Tape” earned critical raves, will release on Tuesday “Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke” (HarperCollins; August 6, 2013). The author will appear Tuesday evening at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena for a book launch party. A sequel to Sheffield’s first book, […]

August 5, 2013

Brooklyn author publishes ‘Mad Men for the literary world’


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on “Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux” (Simon & Schuster; Hardcover; Aug. 6, 2013) – which Junot Diaz has aptly referred to as “Mad Men for the literary world”. In this book, Brooklyn-based New York magazine editor Boris Kachka delivers […]

August 1, 2013

Books Beneath the Bridge presents award-winning author Colum McCann


Events, Fiction

In its second year, Books Beneath the Bridge is among Brooklyn’s most comprehensive literary programs, in which independent bookstores across the borough partner with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to present scenic evenings featuring acclaimed authors. Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that this Monday, July 22, powerHouse Arena will host an evening with award-winning author Colum McCann, who will read from […]

July 19, 2013

Brooklyn journalist uncovers story of Topsy the elephant


Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn-based journalist Michael Daly has recently published “Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison” (Atlantic Monthly Press), in which he uncovers the truth surrounding the story of Topsy,  a baby elephant who was smuggled into the U.S. and fraudulently named […]

July 16, 2013

Enchanting new novel paints ‘Impossible Lives’


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Author to read in Fort Greene According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning author Andrew Sean Greer has recently released his latest novel, an imaginative story titled “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” (Ecco/Harper Collins) that follows one woman as she navigates her life in three alternate time periods during the twentieth century. Like in his New York Times bestselling novel […]

July 15, 2013

Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite’s new novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

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”, has just released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking), which has garnered much attention and praise from esteemed writers and critics. The story begins in 1992 when Regina Gottlieb begins her graduate […]

July 12, 2013

Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel


Events, Fiction

From Prometheus Books Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books). The protagonist in the novel, Jersey Leo, is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he […]

July 12, 2013

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill


Events, Non-fiction

Latest collection examines the ‘antihero’ According to Brooklyn Eagle, Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined).” In this new collection […]

July 9, 2013

Secrets unravel in Brooklynite’s debut novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Vanity Fair reporter who crafts compelling, small-town story Every family has its secrets; every town has its scandals. In her debut novel “Love All” (Henry Holt and Company), Brooklyn writer Callie Wright explores the history of her own hometown, Cooperstown, New York, as a springboard for her poignant coming-of-age story. In […]

July 9, 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


Events

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