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

Tomorrow night at powerHouse Arena: Four New Messages


Events, Fiction

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. […]

August 6, 2012

Tomorrow night, 7pm at BookCourt: Megan Abbott


Events, Fiction

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.

July 30, 2012

Just released on July 10: True Believers by Kurt Andersen


Events, Fiction, Q&A

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 […]

July 16, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 7:30pm at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore: The Age of Miracles launch party with Park Slope author Karen Thompson Walker


Events, Fiction

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: […]

June 26, 2012