Wednesday books in Brooklyn: A meditation on war and ‘Starstruck’


Events, Fiction

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, acclaimed Brooklyn author Jennifer Cody Epstein will appear at BookCourt on Wednesday, March 13, to read from her latest novel “The Gods of Heavenly Punishment.” Epstein, who has studied and worked as a journalist in Japan, tells the fascinating story of several American and Japanese families who, despite their differences, are inextricably connected by […]

March 13, 2013

Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home


BAM, Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger. Although a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, Freudenberger is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. Before moving to Brooklyn, she lived in Bangkok and spent much time traveling in China and India, and her books are compelling evidence of her extensive cross-cultural experiences. At […]

February 12, 2013

Red Hook writer’s “The Petraeus Files” spoofs recent scandal


Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Red Hook writer and comedian Ted Travelstead, whose new book spoofs the recent Petraeus scandal. This past November, Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his position as director of the CIA when his affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, was discovered and became the center of extensive media attention.  ABC News reported […]

February 11, 2013

Acclaimed author’s new novel features Justin Bieber-like idol


Events, Fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Whiting Writers’ Award winner Teddy Wayne, who has been praised for his inventive humor, is about to release his latest novel. Already receiving widespread praise, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” is a witty and frighteningly reflective satire of America’s fixation on fame. Wayne’s protagonist, Jonny Valentine, is an 11-year-old pop singer, […]

February 5, 2013

Truth in Advertising: Brooklyn Heights writer’s view


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Earlier this month we featured Brooklyn writer John Kenney whose debut novel “Truth in Advertising” explores the life of a modern day advertising professional. Kenney, who has worked in the field for nearly two decades, draws upon his own experience and reveals a contemporary advertising world that is, for the most part,  far removed from the drama and […]

January 22, 2013

Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac collaborate on new romance novel


Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a unique Park Slope pair. Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac have teamed up on “Vanity Fare,” Caldwell’s new romance novel, as the book  includes five recipes inspired by the story.  While Caldwell’s protagonist works at a fictional Brooklyn bakery, the writer worked Isaac of Park Slope’s Trois Pommes Patisserie to include […]

January 3, 2013

Tomorrow at BookCourt: release party for Nicholas Christopher’s ‘Tiger Rag’


Events, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Just yesterday New York-based writer Nicholas Christopher released his sixth novel, “Tiger Rag.”  He will appear at BookCourt tomorrow, January 3,  to celebrate the release of the book, which is inspired by the true story of legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden. While Bolden’s groundbreaking recordings died along with him, it has been rumored that the […]

January 2, 2013

Q&A with Brooklyn-based novelist Bernice L. McFadden


Events, Fiction, Q&A

“All the world passes through Brooklyn,” Bernice L. McFadden tells the Brooklyn Eagle, “and that world has, more often than not, ended up in my books.” Author of eight critically acclaimed novels, McFadden was born and raised in Brooklyn.  This February she is reissuing “Nowhere Is a Place,” a novel that movingly tackles the intricacies of family relationships.  […]

December 14, 2012

Tales of a changing Brooklyn: Pete Hamill’s ‘The Christmas Kid: and Other Brooklyn Stories’


Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Just released in late October, Pete Hamill’s The Christmas Kid: and Other Brooklyn Stories compiles thirty years’ worth of the writer’s Brooklyn-based tales.  Hamill, an acclaimed journalist and screenwriter, is inextricably linked to Brooklyn; born and raised in the borough, he has spent his career sharing poignant stories that illuminate Brooklyn’s rich history and character. In fact, […]

December 11, 2012

Tomorrow at Greenpoint Library: Eva Stachniak on writing ‘The Winter Palace’


Events, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Tomorrow, December 6, Polish author Eva Stachniak will appear at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Library to discuss her recently published historical novel, The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great.  Already receiving high praise, Stachniak’s book infuses the novel format with historical research from letters and diaries, effectively portraying one of history’s most intriguing female leaders.  Through the […]

December 5, 2012

Tomorrow, September 13: ‘Blade Runner’ screenwriter Hampton Fancher at BookCourt to discuss his new book, ‘The Shape of the Final Dog’


Events, Fiction

Hampton Fancher, the original screenwriter of Blade Runner, has tried his hand at a new form of writing. His debut collection of short stories The Shape of the Final Dog, which will be released tomorrow, September 13, offers readers twelve eerie tales that are grounded in reality, yet test the boundaries of normalcy. While some of Fancher’s […]

September 12, 2012

Final Words by the Water reading: tonight at WORD


Events, Fiction

It’s Electric Lit night at Words by the Water! This final reading in the Words by the Water series features three of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading authors: Katie Bellas, Marie-Helene Bertino and Fiona Maazel. All three writers live in Brooklyn. Tonight’s event will take place at WORD, due to the unpredictable weather. WORD is located […]

August 27, 2012