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

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

Evan Hughes on ‘Literary Brooklyn,’ this Friday at St. Francis College

Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, two of our favorite experts on Brooklyn’s literary history will be speaking this Friday in Brooklyn Heights. Partnering with the Brooklyn Film & Arts festival, St. Francis College will be hosting “Literary Brooklyn” author Evan Hughes, who will discuss his recent book. Hughes spoke to Brooklyn Eagle about his motivations for chronicling the […]

December 12, 2012

Tonight at BookCourt: Joyce Johnson launches ‘THE VOICE IS ALL: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac’

Events, History, Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

Tonight, 9/19, head to BookCourt to celebrate the launch of Joyce Johnson’s new book, THE VOICE IS ALL.  Decades after chronicling her relationship with Kerouac through Minor Characters (1983), Johnson now offers an insightful profile of Kerouac’s background and development as a writer, elucidating to readers how Kerouac made literary history. Given her former relationship […]

September 19, 2012

Literary Brooklyn: Q&A with Evan Hughes

History, Non-fiction, Q&A

If you’re curious about Brooklyn’s rich literary history, there’s no better source to talk to than Fort Greene resident and writer Evan Hughes. Last summer, Hughes published Literary Brooklyn, a full-length book that explores the borough’s development through the eyes of some of its greatest writers. A year after the release of Literary Brooklyn, Hughes reflects on his motivations […]

August 29, 2012

What exactly IS the Internet?

Events, Non-fiction, Q&A

You use the Internet every day — probably for several more hours than you’d like to admit. But do you ever think about what exactly the internet is? Where does it exist? What spaces does it occupy and which does it avoid? When you start to really think about it, it gets confusing, and maybe even a little […]

August 22, 2012

Q&A with Rick Moody

Non-fiction, Q&A

Writer and music-lover Rick Moody has lived in Brooklyn for the past two decades. He reveals to us his multi-faceted passion for writing and why On Celestial Music, his collection of essays published this past spring, was a labor of love. Moody also shares some of his favorite Brooklyn music spots.   We love On Celestial Music; it’s thoughtful, […]

August 15, 2012

Q&A with Robert Anasi, author of The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg

Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

Remember when you could live in Williamsburg for just $300 per month? ..or when you needed friends to accompany you on Bedford Ave? It’s hard to imagine that Williamsburg was once devoid of overpriced boutiques, tourists, and, of course, hipsters. But Robert Anasi, author of soon-to-be-published The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has […]

August 8, 2012

Q&A with Tim Anderson

Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

Writer of the hilarious travel memoir Tune in Tokyo, Greenpoint resident Tim Anderson speaks to us about growing up gay in North Carolina, his favorite neighborhood and bookstore in Brooklyn, and reveals a preview of his current project. Your fan base must adore your high energy humor, as we do…just how many cups of coffee do you […]

August 3, 2012

The Ghosts of Brooklyn

Events, History, Q&A

Whether or not you’re afraid of the dark, you might be spooked to learn that Brooklyn-based writer L.V. Salazar has recently published a book that chronicles the borough’s haunted history. In The Ghosts of Brooklyn: Thrilling Accounts of Souls Spirits and Ghosts, Salazar has compiled thirty-six accounts featuring ghosts, gargoyles, witches, and suicides, all of which offer readers […]

July 25, 2012

Tune in Tokyo: Join Tim Anderson in his journeys abroad

Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

If Brooklynites have pride in the multi-cultural aspects of their home town in the 21st Century, they might have no more appropriate spokesman than gay immigrant Tim Anderson (born and transplanted from North Carolina). His  hilarious style and point of view are best seen in his 2011 travel memoir, Tune In Tokyo: the Gaijin Diaries, and his […]

July 16, 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