Brooklyn Eagle recently spoke to Ben Schrank — a writer and publisher who has long been tied to Brooklyn. In his new novel “Love is a Canoe,” Schrank divulges what goes on behind the scenes in a publishing house, all the while tracing the stories of various Brooklyn couples. He follows Peter Herman, an author whose acclaimed but decades-old […]
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 […]
On New Year’s Day, New York-based writer Nicholas Christopher is coming out with his sixth novel, “Tiger Rag.” He will appear at BookCourt on 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 […]
“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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tomorrow, August 23, Brooklyn-based writer Paula Bomer will appear at BookCourt to celebrate the release of her new novel Nine Months. The book features Sonia, a pregnant mother living in Brooklyn, who struggles to find and assert her identity independently from her family. Bomer’s book has already received high praise for its candid examination of […]
Tomorrow, August 21, head over to BookCourt at 7 pm for a chance to meet Bruce Wagner, author of new novel Dead Stars. Satirizing Hollywood and our reality-TV and celebrity-obsessed culture, Wagner includes both fictional and real-life characters, such as Telma, a 13-year-old breast cancer survivor and American actor Michael Douglas. While Wagner’s characters and scenes […]
Tomorrow, August 14, stop by Greenlight Bookstore at 7:30 for a chance to meet Richard Morais, author of Buddhaland Brooklyn. In his new novel, Morais poignantly portrays the culture shock that ensues when a Buddhist priest is transplanted from his quiet, remote life in Japan to the hectic land of Brooklyn. Morais, a contributing editor […]
Tomorrow, August 14, at 7pm, debut novelist Dan Krokos will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. Join the twenty-six-year-old author in celebrating the launch of False Memory, the first novel in an action-packed series that explores the powerful implications of memory loss.
Tomorrow, August 7, head over to powerHouse Arena to catch New York City writer Joshua Cohen at the launch of his new book Four New Messages. The young novelist has already received high praise for this new piece, which is divided into four stories that explore the power and implications of technology in today’s internet-obsessed culture. […]
Don’t forget to stop at BookCourt tonight to meet Kurt Andersen! The Brooklyn-based author will be appearing at 7 p.m. for a reading, Q&A, and book-signing of his latest novel, True Believers. BookCourt is located at 163 Court Street in Cobble Hill.
Tomorrow night, head on over to BookCourt in Cobble Hill to meet New York-based award-winning author Megan Abbott! Abbott will be celebrating the release of her newest novel, Dare Me, which delves into the intensity of adolescent friendships. Abbott will read from her book and will then stick around for an audience Q&A and book signing.
If you missed Karen Thompson Walker in Fort Greene and Cobble Hill, you can still catch her next week! Returning to New York from her eight-city tour, Thompson Walker will appear in Brooklyn on Tuesday to promote her new book, The Age of Miracles. KTW will discuss her novel with writer Hannah Tinti at 7 p.m. […]
Just last week, Random House published Kurt Andersen’s latest novel, True Believers. The story, which shifts between the 1960s and the present, traces the mysterious past of Karen Hollander, an attorney who has been under consideration for Supreme Court appointment. Hollander, in the midst of writing a memoir, has stepped down from her appointment as she seeks […]
Tonight, Friday, July 13: have no fear of triskaidekaphobia; take a stroll over to Book Court to join The Age of Miracles author Karen Thompson Walker for a book-signing. The Age of Miracles is destined to be one of the hottest new novels, and Walker is about to embark on an eight-city tour across the U.S. Book Court is […]
This Thursday night, join debut novelist Karen Thompson Walker at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore to celebrate the release of The Age of Miracles. Over the next several weeks, the Park Slope writer will be touring the country to promote her book. Already receiving high praise, Walker’s novel infuses the coming-of-age tale with a magical spin: […]
By Eli MacKinnon See original article here Sometimes, the woman you see scribbling in a notebook on your subway ride to work will decide to hand over the fruits of her commute for seven figures, a movie deal and the endorsement of Oprah’s magazine. At least that’s how things go if you share a […]