Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run

Memoir

There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

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NYC anti-poverty advocate releases gripping memoir on her battle with cancer

Memoir

Jennifer Jones Austin, New York City native, nonprofit executive and child advocate released her debut book “Consider It Pure Joy” on March 1 with book signings in New York City followed by a book tour stopping in cities across the country. On March 19, Jones Austin signed books and spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society. New York City […]

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Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection

Poetry

“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

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Smart, funny ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ includes Brooklyn-based chapter

Fiction

“Brooklyn women wore black T-shirts and scuffed shoes and unwashed hair and somehow looked impossibly chic. I, in contrast, felt like a Carrie impersonator from Omaha on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.” — Chapter 6 of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” The workplace drama in Sally Franson’s debut novel “A Lady’s Guide […]

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Helen Simonson to read from ‘The Summer Before the War’ at BookCourt


Fiction

Helen Simonson, Brooklyn Heights resident and author of the New York Times bestselling debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” will be reading from her eagerly awaited second novel “The Summer Before the War” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at BookCourt, 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill. “At once haunting and effervescent, ‘The Summer Before the […]

March 16, 2016

Books Beneath the Bridge Series Continues with Scenic Backdrop


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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

Brooklyn Writer Tackles America’s Debt Crisis in New Satire


Events

Cobble Hill Book Launch Party Slated for July 20 “Anyone who’s ever had trouble making ends meet is going to find themselves in this story,” Brooklyn-based writer Jenna Leigh Evans says of her new novel, “Prosperity,” which is set in a newfangled debtor’s prison. “And hopefully,” she adds, they’ll “even find the humor in it.” […]

July 18, 2014

Hundreds Pack Sedaris Reading At Cobble Hill Bookstore


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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

Tomorrow (Wednesday May 21, 2014): Silent Reading Party NYC! New Space, New Time, New Experience!


Events

Hear Ye’! Hear Ye’, Brooklyn Book-Lovers!   Tomorrow kick’s-off this month’s Silent Reading Party NYC, and they’re keeping it fresh for the new season: new spring evening, new venue. Head to Soda Bar in Prospect Heights tomorrow night to join in on Silent Reading NYC. The once-monthly event, organized by Brooklynite Jamie Burns, is a great quiet night out: books, booze, and […]

May 20, 2014

BAM Presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’


BAM, Events, Music

Article by Hillel Italie, Associated Press Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.” The night will be hosted by Toni Blackman (who has performed with Mos Def, The Roots, Wu […]

May 1, 2014

The Art, and Empathy, of Brooklyn Author Leslie Jamison


Fiction

Article by Hillel Italie, Associated Press For Leslie Jamison, the written word is a safe and risky place. “So much of writing that has felt alive and electric is because I grant myself permission to write about what’s obsessing me,” the author of the best-selling “The Empathy Exams” said during a recent interview in the living room of her Brooklyn apartment. […]

May 1, 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

Silent Reading Party NYC to kick off Mar. 16 in W’burg


Events

Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s is hosting the inaugural event in a series called Silent Reading NYC this Sunday, March 16. Inspired by Christopher Frizelle, editor of Seattle newspaper The Stranger and frequent host of silent reading parties at Seattle’s Sorento Hotel, Brooklyn resident Jamie Burns created the Brooklyn-based series to offer literary folk a chance get out, grab […]

March 14, 2014

New comedic, inventive novel reimagines Brooklyn


Fiction

Set in Brooklyn, Jeremy P. Bushnell’s “The Weirdness” (Melville House) is an electrifying debut novel that traces Billy Ridgeway as he adventures across New York City. Billy Ridgeway is hung over and late for work when the Devil comes to visit. Billy smells him first, or rather, he smells the fair trade coffee the Devil […]

March 11, 2014

Brooklyn author to release new crime novel


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn-based author Shelly Reuben, whose books have been nominated for Edgar, Prometheus and Falcon awards, will soon release a new novel, “The Boys of Sabbath Street.” A crime novel with whimsy undertones, the book follows Artemus Ackerman, a retired magician who investigates a fire on Sabbath Street. A licensed private detective and certified fire investigator herself, the author will […]

March 7, 2014