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

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

Park Slope author portrays family fighting heartbreak


Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently published a Q&A with Brooklyn-based writer Joshua Henkin, who has just released his latest novel, “The World Without You.” In the book, Henkin portrays the Frankels, a family coping with the loss of Leo, the youngest of four siblings. Set during the summer of 2005, the Frankels are heading to their home in the […]

April 12, 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

Junot Díaz draws hundreds to BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink’ series


BAM, Events, Fiction

  Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, who visited BAM on Wednesday evening to deliver an animated and often uproarious reading from his latest book, “This is How You Lose Her.” Despite his phenomenal literary achievements, Diaz was not always on the path to becoming a writer. “Most of the time, I thought it was going to […]

April 4, 2013

Brooklynite turns family folklore to novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured  Amy Shearn, a Brooklyn-based author who has turned a snippet of amily lore into her second novel. On sale Tuesday, April 2, “The Mermaid of Brooklyn” is a fascinating book that Shearn created by melding her great grandmother’s real-life story with an element of fairy tale magic. Inspired by her great […]

April 1, 2013

Bestselling author of “Angelology” releases sequel


Events, Fiction

According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Acclaimed author Danielle Trussoni will be releasing her latest novel this month. “Angelopolis” (Viking; on-sale 3/26/13; 9780670025541; 27.95), the highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel “Angelology,” touches down in full force. This fast-paced and terrifically clever story is an exquisite return to the inspired and seductive world of dark angels and […]

March 22, 2013

Local author draws on experience as Brooklyn mother


Events, Fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Brooklyn-based writer Amy Shearn will soon be releasing her latest novel – a charming story titled “The Mermaid of Brooklyn” (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, April 2).  Jenny Lipkin, Shearn’s protagonist, is striving to pick up the pieces after her husband mysteriously leaves—and she finds strength from the unlikeliest of allies: a mermaid. […]

March 20, 2013