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

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