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

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

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

Events, Non-fiction, Q&A

  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

Events, Fiction, Q&A

  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

Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Selena Coppock, a (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian who decided to reclaim the blonde identity. Recognizing that the modern blonde has a reputation — whether characterized as dumb, ditzy, or wild — Coppock set out to disprove such illogical associations by writing a book titled “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights […]

April 22, 2013

More than half of TimeOut NY’s ‘Best New Bookstores’ in Brooklyn


Brooklyn has long boasted a particularly literary crowd. From Walt Whitman and Norman Mailer to Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Safran Foer, some of America’s most esteemed writers come from the borough. So perhaps it is not surprising that Brooklyn also houses a rich variety of independent bookstores. Last Tuesday, TimeOut New York published […]

April 22, 2013

Haiti’s AP journalist to speak in Brooklyn

Events, Non-fiction

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, AP journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz will be joining Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) on Wednesday, April 24, to discuss his new book “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.” The conversation is part of HCX’s An n’ Pale […]

April 18, 2013

Acclaimed writer previews latest novel at St. Francis College

Events, Fiction

From St. Francis College According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning writer Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli”) will offer a preview of his forthcoming novel “Transatlantic” as the next author to speak for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education. The Walt […]

April 16, 2013

Senior citizens to share writing at St. Francis College


  According to Brooklyn Eagle, on Monday, April 15, St. Francis College will present “The Rainbow Bridge of Light: Voices From the Universe,” featuring poetry and prose by members of Professor Mitch Levenberg’s senior citizens writing class. The senior citizens writing class is one of several programs hosted at St. Francis College; other classes and […]

April 9, 2013

Brooklynite’s new novel explores complexities of open adoption

Events, Fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that award-winning author Jennifer Gilmore will soon release “The Mothers” (Scribner; on-sale April 9, 2013) – a poignant novel that follows one couple’s complex journey to becoming parents.  After years of heartbreaking failure to conceive, the couple finally decides to pursue domestic open adoption. Having gone through the open adoption process herself, Gilmore […]

April 5, 2013