In debut memoir, musician Jake Shears depicts life in late 1990s Brooklyn

Memoir

It is rare for a celebrity who has achieved renown working in one medium to reveal that they are just as adept at working in another. However, Jake Shears has done just that. Shears is the lead singer of the iconic glam band Scissor Sisters, a trailblazing downtown band embraced by the LGBTQ community, which […]

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Isabel Allende’s new novel “In The Midst of Winter” is the perfect read for winter weather

Fiction

  Isabel Allende is one of the most widely-read authors in the world. More than 67 million copies of her books have been sold. Allende’s bestselling first novel “The House of the Spirits”was published in 1982. Since then, she has authored more than twenty bestselling and criticallyacclaimed books. She has also received many awards, including […]

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Art of Writing About Deaths Captured in Documentary

film

For many individuals, obituaries may be the only form of written biography left behind after death. However, as writer Margalit Fox says in the 2016 film “Obit”, “Obits have next to nothing to do with death and absolutely everything to do with life.” Director and producer duo Vanessa Gould and Caitlin Mae Burke created “Obit”, […]

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Novel Centers On The Impact Of Gentrification In Brooklyn

Fiction

No matter how you feel about gentrification, there is no denying that it has touched nearly every corner of Brooklyn and is changing the look of some of the most historic neighborhoods. Fort Greene native, Naima Coster has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of gentrification on long-time residents. The author, who currently teaches […]

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Former Brooklynites coin “The Gaggle” concept


Q&A

Jessica Massa was living in Brooklyn this past June when she published “The Gaggle” — a well-researched and innovative guide to dating in the modern world. She and her best friend-turned-business partner, Rebecca Wiegand (also a former Brooklynite) offer women a new way of approaching their love lives, emphasizing the importance of the “gaggle” of […]

January 11, 2013

Library honors ‘To Brooklyn Bridge’ poet Hart Crane


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According to Brooklyn Eagle, Hart Crane (1899-1931), an American poet known for his tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge, will be honored tonight, January 9, at the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s “Dedicated to Hart Crane” ceremony. Born in Ohio, Crane moved to New York as a teenager, and his new home became the […]

January 9, 2013

This week at Park Slope’s Community Bookstore


Events

Community Bookstore in Park Slope will be hosting two exciting events this week. Tomorrow, Jan. 8, Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents Adrian Van Young, who will appear to celebrate his debut collection “The Man Who Noticed Everything.” Adam Wilson, author of “Flatscreen,” and Rivka Galchen, author of “Atmospheric Disturbances,” will join in celebrating as well. The […]

January 7, 2013

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

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

powerHouse is pumped for the new year


Events

powerHouse will be busy the second week of the new year, hosting three exciting events. On Tuesday, January 8, journalist Jonathan Katz will speak about his experience as the only full-time American correspondent present in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake. Katz’s new book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti […]

December 19, 2012

Brooklyn’s power as haven for writers boosted by BAM


BAM, Events

According to Brooklyn Eagle, BAM’s series ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ — one of the institutions most popular events — will be returning this January.  The ‘Eat Drink’ events, hosted in the BAMcafé (Lepercq Space), consist of dinners with notable authors who are available for Q&A, and even mingling.  Founded in 2005, nearly all of the […]

December 17, 2012

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