‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world


Events, Fiction, Q&A

In his debut novel “The Returned” (Harlequin MIRA; September 2013), Jason Mott tells the eerie story of a world in which the departed come back to coexist with the living. Raising questions of whether such a world would erupt in chaos or thrive on happiness, “The Returned” is a chilling novel that already has garnered much attention; advance […]

September 23, 2013

‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Author to read in Park Slope Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on Kelly Braffet, who made a name for herself in the literary world with her first two novels, “Josie and Jack” and “Last Seen Leaving”, both of which earned critical raves. Her latest book, “Save Yourself” (Crown Publishing), was just released on Aug. 6 and already has […]

August 13, 2013

Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Caleb Crain, an esteemed literary critic who frequently contributes to The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications, has now turned to fiction. Crain’s debut novel “Necessary Errors” (Penguin Group; Aug. 6, 2013) has earned high praise from writers and critics, and the Brooklyn-based author […]

August 5, 2013

Park Slope parents explored through one’s fiction


Fiction, Q&A

Park Slope parents have a reputation. Often mocked as kale-loving yogis who cannot help but intervene in every minute detail of their child’s actions and interactions, the stereotype is easily recognizable. Brooklyn Eagle recently featured author Amy Sohn, a Park Slope mom herself, has long been fascinated by modern marriages and parenting, and through her writing […]

July 25, 2013

Brooklyn journalist uncovers story of Topsy the elephant


Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn-based journalist Michael Daly has recently published “Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison” (Atlantic Monthly Press), in which he uncovers the truth surrounding the story of Topsy,  a baby elephant who was smuggled into the U.S. and fraudulently named […]

July 16, 2013

Enchanting new novel paints ‘Impossible Lives’


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Author to read in Fort Greene According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning author Andrew Sean Greer has recently released his latest novel, an imaginative story titled “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” (Ecco/Harper Collins) that follows one woman as she navigates her life in three alternate time periods during the twentieth century. Like in his New York Times bestselling novel […]

July 15, 2013

Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite’s new novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

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”, has just released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking), which has garnered much attention and praise from esteemed writers and critics. The story begins in 1992 when Regina Gottlieb begins her graduate […]

July 12, 2013

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

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

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

Young Brooklyn author on how to ‘make it’ as a writer


Events, Non-fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Alida Nugent, a Brooklyn writer who, in the first chapter of her new book, jokes, “In this day and age, big dreams are the first step down a long, lonely path to disappointment.”  Nugent’s humorous collection — aptly titled “Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood” — […]

May 8, 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

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