This Week in 1892: Walt Whitman’s death, & his 1847 ‘Death in the School-room’ piece for the Brooklyn Eagle


Fiction, History, Uncategorized

article by Andriana Zacharakos, Brooklyn Daily Eagle This week is one of literary mourning, as New York City marked the 122nd death anniversary of the nineteenth century poet and essayist, Walt Whitman this past Wednesday; but here at the Brooklyn Eagle, we have chose to celebrate his inherently “New York” literary spirit by republishing a […]

March 26, 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

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

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

New NY-centric novel to launch in Brooklyn


Events, Fiction

Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen, and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. […]

October 15, 2013

‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection


Events, Fiction

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 themes […]

September 24, 2013

‘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

‘Love and Happiness’ explores modern Brooklyn marriage


Fiction

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 and […]

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

Park Slope parents explored through one’s fiction


Fiction, Q&A

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 writing […]

July 25, 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