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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‘Pie Poet’ to debut new collection in Brooklyn


Events, Poetry

According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning poet Kate Lebo, known locally as Seattle’s “pie lady,” will be debuting  “A Commonplace Book of Pie” (Oct. 8th, 2013) at Gala Gala Hey! Pie Stand at The Drink in Williamsburg on September 15. This is one of a variety of events on Kate’s national book tour this fall, where she will provide edible samples […]

September 11, 2013

‘Love and Happiness’ explores modern Brooklyn marriage


Fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on acclaimed film producer and novelist Galt Niederhoffer, who begins her new novel “Love and Happiness” (St. Martin’s Press; Sept. 10, 2013) by depicting an intimate scene between a married Brooklyn couple. The utterly realistic interaction draws the reader in to what becomes a provocative investigation of modern marriage. Love and […]

September 11, 2013

Brooklyn Book Festival ‘Bookend’ event features acclaimed writers on John O’Hara


Events

The upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, to take place Sunday, Sept. 22, will commence with a week of “Bookend” events. The lit festivities begin Monday, Sept. 16, and that evening DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena and Penguin Classics will present bestselling mystery writer Lawrence Block, The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, and The New York Times writer-at-large Chip McGrath. They’ll discuss John O’Hara, who’s […]

September 11, 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

Romance tests friendship in Brooklynite’s debut novel


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to read in Greenpoint on Aug. 8 “This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You’ll see,” explains the narrator of Sarah McCarry’s new novel “All Our Pretty Songs” (St. Martin’s Griffin; July 30). Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that the Brooklyn-based author’s debut novel, set in […]

August 7, 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

Rolling Stone columnist on karaoke as cure for heartbreak


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that longtime Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield, a Brooklynite whose 2007 debut memoir “Love is a Mix Tape” earned critical raves, will release on Tuesday “Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke” (HarperCollins; August 6, 2013). The author will appear Tuesday evening at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena for a book launch party. A sequel to Sheffield’s first book, […]

August 5, 2013

Brooklyn author publishes ‘Mad Men for the literary world’


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on “Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux” (Simon & Schuster; Hardcover; Aug. 6, 2013) – which Junot Diaz has aptly referred to as “Mad Men for the literary world”. In this book, Brooklyn-based New York magazine editor Boris Kachka delivers […]

August 1, 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

Books Beneath the Bridge presents award-winning author Colum McCann


Events, Fiction

In its second year, Books Beneath the Bridge is among Brooklyn’s most comprehensive literary programs, in which independent bookstores across the borough partner with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to present scenic evenings featuring acclaimed authors. Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that this Monday, July 22, powerHouse Arena will host an evening with award-winning author Colum McCann, who will read from […]

July 19, 2013

Eagle’s own sports editor shines in debut novel


Fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Brooklynite John Torenli has recently published his debut novel, “Last of the Creeps” (Maple Creek Media). A seasoned reporter who has covered Brooklyn sports for the Brooklyn Eagle since 1999, Torenli now has revealed his talent as a fiction writer. “Last of the Creeps” takes place in Bensonhurst, where Bobby Casanova – […]

July 17, 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

Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel


Events, Fiction

From Prometheus Books Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books). The protagonist in the novel, Jersey Leo, is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he […]

July 12, 2013

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill


Events, Non-fiction

Latest collection examines the ‘antihero’ According to Brooklyn Eagle, Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined).” In this new collection […]

July 9, 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

Red Hook comes to life in Brooklyn native’s novel


Uncategorized

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


Uncategorized

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