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Brooklyn Reading Works presents open mic for food writers in Park Slope

Brooklyn Reading Works invites the public to come share a poem or story (fiction or non-fiction) about food (food as subject matter or metaphor) at FEAST, the organization’s annual fundraiser for a local food pantry. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Old Stone House in Park Slope.Continue Reading “Brooklyn Reading Works presents open mic for food writers in Park Slope”

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Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair features vintage books and reading by Paul Auster

For the second holiday season, Honey & Wax Booksellers will bring independent Brooklyn bookshops and antiquarian booksellers to fill Park Slope’s Old Stone House with rare, vintage, and out-of-print books in a celebration of the borough’s rich history of printing, reading and writing. According to Brooklyn Eagle, the event will take place on Dec. 7 fromContinue Reading “Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair features vintage books and reading by Paul Auster”

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Brooklynite’s ‘Truth in Advertising’ now out in paperback

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to speak in Bay Ridge   When we think of the advertising business, many of us conjure an outdated Mad Men-like scene, replete with dark drama fueled by a constant supply of alcohol. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy – but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine? Earlier this year BrooklynContinue Reading “Brooklynite’s ‘Truth in Advertising’ now out in paperback”

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‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a moving debut collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me” (Ecco/Harper Collins), in which award-winning novelist Tom Barbash paints a sophisticated picture of the ways in which humans connect with each other and the world surrounding them. Already receiving widespread praise, Barbash’s stories, mostly set in New York, tackle such delicate themesContinue Reading “‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection”

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‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world

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; advanceContinue Reading “‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world”

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‘Love and Happiness’ explores modern Brooklyn marriage

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on acclaimed film producer and novelist Galt Niederhoffer, who begins her new novel “Love and Happiness” (St. Martin’s Press; Sept. 10, 2013) by depicting an intimate scene between a married Brooklyn couple. The utterly realistic interaction draws the reader in to what becomes a provocative investigation of modern marriage. Love andContinue Reading “‘Love and Happiness’ explores modern Brooklyn marriage”

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‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story

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 hasContinue Reading “‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story”

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Romance tests friendship in Brooklynite’s debut novel

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 inContinue Reading “Romance tests friendship in Brooklynite’s debut novel”

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Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel

  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 authorContinue Reading “Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel”

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Park Slope parents explored through one’s fiction

Park Slope parents have a reputation. Often mocked as kale-loving yogis who cannot help but intervene in every minute detail of their child’s actions and interactions, the stereotype is easily recognizable. Brooklyn Eagle recently featured author Amy Sohn, a Park Slope mom herself, has long been fascinated by modern marriages and parenting, and through her writingContinue Reading “Park Slope parents explored through one’s fiction”

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Books Beneath the Bridge presents award-winning author Colum McCann

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 fromContinue Reading “Books Beneath the Bridge presents award-winning author Colum McCann”

Fiction

Eagle’s own sports editor shines in debut novel

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Brooklynite John Torenli has recently published his debut novel, “Last of the Creeps” (Maple Creek Media). A seasoned reporter who has covered Brooklyn sports for the Brooklyn Eagle since 1999, Torenli now has revealed his talent as a fiction writer. “Last of the Creeps” takes place in Bensonhurst, where Bobby Casanova –Continue Reading “Eagle’s own sports editor shines in debut novel”

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Enchanting new novel paints ‘Impossible Lives’

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 novelContinue Reading “Enchanting new novel paints ‘Impossible Lives’”

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Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite’s new novel

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 graduateContinue Reading “Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite’s new novel”

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Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel

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, heContinue Reading “Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel”

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Secrets unravel in Brooklynite’s debut novel

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. InContinue Reading “Secrets unravel in Brooklynite’s debut novel”

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Famed Brooklyn writer returns with sizzling novel

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 DUMBOContinue Reading “Famed Brooklyn writer returns with sizzling novel”

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

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 tellsContinue Reading “The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO”

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New novel traces Texas history

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 throughContinue Reading “New novel traces Texas history”