‘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

Eagle’s own sports editor shines in debut novel


Fiction

  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 – […]

July 17, 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

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

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


Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

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 tells […]

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 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

Novel portrays ’60s Brooklyn amidst Vietnam War backdrop


Fiction, Historical Fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Brooklyn native Jim McGinty’s novel “Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale,” which shifting between 1960s Brooklyn and Vietnam. The book begins with a scene on the Culver Line subway train, which “snaked through Brooklyn on an elevated steel platform that disfigured the otherwise tranquil neighborhood of Gravesend.” McGinty tells the story […]

May 17, 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

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