New book offers insider’s view of Brooklyn


New York City and its five boroughs draw 54 million international and American tourists, including day-trippers, each year. And Brooklyn is booming: it has become the “It” borough, drawing some 15 million visitors since 2010, and rising, making it alone a bona fide international tourist destination as well. In “Insider Brooklyn” (Harper Design; On sale: […]

June 9, 2016

Books Beneath the Bridge Series Continues with Scenic Backdrop


Books and bridges have long been defining components of Brooklyn’s identity, characterizing this scenic literary hub. A consummate mix of some of the borough’s finest qualities, Books Beneath the Bridge is the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free summer literary series at which local, independent bookstores curate outdoor readings that include a Q&A and book signing […]

July 20, 2014

Hundreds Pack Sedaris Reading At Cobble Hill Bookstore


by Samantha Samel, Brooklyn Daily Eagle “Write every day,” famed author David Sedaris told a jam-packed room of writers and readers at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Thursday night. Now on tour to promote the paperback edition of his most recent collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (Little, Brown and Company/Back Bay Books), Sedaris —the acclaimed author […]

June 10, 2014

New Novel Brings Coney Island to Life

Fiction, Uncategorized

From Crown Publishing Group Brooklyn Daily Eagle Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anointed Conn “a writer to watch.” On June 10, Conn returns with his long-awaited new novel, bringing his remarkable talents to […]

May 30, 2014

This Weekend: Silent Reading Party NYC! (April 13, 2014)

Events, Uncategorized

Hey Bookworms! Are you searching for a relaxing literary Sunday in the busy bustling of Brooklyn? Head to Muchmore’s in Williamsburg this Sunday night to join in on Silent Reading NYC. The once-monthly event, organized by Brooklynite Jamie Burns, is a great quiet night out: books and booze, comfy reading couches, and beautiful background harp music provided by the […]

April 9, 2014

This Week in 1892: Walt Whitman’s death, & his 1847 ‘Death in the School-room’ piece for the Brooklyn Eagle

Fiction, History, Uncategorized

article by Andriana Zacharakos, Brooklyn Daily Eagle This week is one of literary mourning, as New York City marked the 122nd death anniversary of the nineteenth century poet and essayist, Walt Whitman this past Wednesday; but here at the Brooklyn Eagle, we have chose to celebrate his inherently “New York” literary spirit by republishing a […]

March 26, 2014

Red Hook comes to life in Brooklyn native’s novel


According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn native Ivy Pochoda’s new novel “Visitation Street” (Ecco/Dennis Lehane Books) paints an intricate portrait of the Red Hook neighborhood as its community grapples with tragedy. June and Val are two teenagers savoring the last days of summer, and though June is no stranger to mischief, it is one of her […]

July 8, 2013

What to do after college? Heights author may have the answer


Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Brooklyn Heights writer Ari King, who graduated from Wesleyan University in the midst of the Great Recession. But rather than letting the economy bring him down, he transformed adverse conditions into something constructive.  Compiling more than 60 interviews with college graduates who have pursued diverse paths, King has recently published an […]

July 8, 2013

Past and future collide in NY-centric novel


  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured “Astor Place Vintage” (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), a novel by New York-based writer Stephanie Lehmann, in which the past and the future intersect through the lives of two young women. Amanda Rosenbloom, owner of a shop called Astor Place Vintage, is drawn to the history she unfolds through a century-old journal […]

June 25, 2013

How a tweet inspired a novel


  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Lauren Beukes, who has recently published “The Shining Girls”, which has been compared to “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for its imaginative yet convincing qualities. Beukes, who resides in South Africa, will be appearing at BookCourt in […]

June 10, 2013

Actress releases novel exploring immigrant life in Brooklyn


Launch party to take place in Greenpoint From Spiegel & Grau In 1981 when Martial Law was declared in Poland, Dagmara Dominczyk’s father, a founding member of the workers’ union Solidarity, was imprisoned.  One year later, upon his release, Dagmara and her family were deported and with only two suitcases in hand, they found themselves […]

June 3, 2013

Widely published young author debuts new novel in DUMBO


Among America’s most brazen contemporary writers is former Brooklynite Tao Lin. Just shy of 30, the prolific author already has published six books of fiction and poetry, and his seventh book, a novel titled “Taipei,” will be published by Vintage on June 4. Lin’s first two novels, “Eeeee Eee Eeee” (2007) and “Richard Yates” (2010), […]

June 3, 2013

NYC writer to publish mysterious debut novel


According to Brooklyn Eagle, David Samuel Levinson will soon release his haunting debut novel “Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence” (Algonquin Books), and he will appear twice in Brooklyn to celebrate. Set in the ‘90s in a small college town in upstate New York, the novel traces the intersecting lives of characters immersed in a cutthroat […]

May 28, 2013

Esteemed author to launch new thrilling book in Brooklyn


From Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company Lauren Beukes’s writing, and her unique ability to brilliantly transcend genre in unexpected ways, has won her international critical and fan praise, and a multitude of impressive awards and distinctions. Her unparalleled imagination and ability to craft a truly original story have never been more present than in her […]

May 28, 2013

Carroll Gardens author reveals ‘How Artists Work’


Brooklyn BookBeat: New book explores daily routines of 161 masterminds Most of us know what made Beethoven and Charles Darwin famous. Most of us can recognize at least a couple of Andy Warhol’s works, and can probably name a Jane Austen novel. But most of us know very little about the daily routines of these […]

May 23, 2013