Brooklyn Bookbeat

Before she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. … Full Article

Homecoming: Jill Eisenstadt ends long hiatus as novelist

Before she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. … Full Article

Brooklyn native creates new book series based on ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Gabriel Gale, who was born and raised in Bay Ridge, has immersed himself in the legend and legacy of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” series of books. … Full Article

Who knew? Meryl Streep's mother was born in Brooklyn

When HarperCollins sent me a review copy of Michael Schulman’s “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep” my initial reaction was “Is there really anything new to learn about Meryl Streep?” Even the cover photograph of a young, pensive Streep, chin resting on her hand, annoyed me. … Full Article

Marine Park author, 58, pens first novel

When Marine Park-native Debbie Burke first pitched her upcoming novel “Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz” to a spreadsheet’s worth of publishers and literary agents, she was stunned to receive a positive response from one of them the very next day.  … Full Article

Ashley Graham, Brooklyn-based supermodel and activist, to host book signing in Bay Ridge

On Wednesday, May 17, supermodel body activist, and now author Ashley Graham will host a book signing at The Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

‘Hidden Waters of New York’ explores Brooklyn, from Newtown Creek to Coney Island

The major waterways of New York City, New York Harbor and the Hudson River, are known throughout the world. But the city is home to many lesser-known lakes, streams, bays, ponds and tributaries. … Full Article

From Salem to Gowanus: The odyssey of Hannah Tinti

It is refreshingly unusual to meet a writer whose work you greatly admire and to discover that the writer is warm, engaging, smart as a whip and as open as ... well ... a book. … Full Article

Cobble Hill’s magical independent bookstore opens Monday

It’s time for Brooklynites to turn the page on the recent closings of BookCourt and the Community Bookstore. Following both closures, Brooklyn resident and best-selling novelist Emma Straub vowed to right a wrong, to fill a void and to revive a dying breed. … Full Article

Brooklyn theorist, novelist publishes new book of essays

In Siri Hustvedt’s latest work, “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women”, published by Simon and Schuster, she has compiled a series of her essays on “art, sex, and the mind.” Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and unparalleled insights from many disciplines, Hustvedt has c … Full Article

New novel examines coming of age in Irishtown, Brooklyn

In 1916, Ireland — fighting for its independence — erupts with the Easter Rising. The fate of Liam Garrity’s father, an Irish rebel, is unknown, which leaves his mother and two sisters vulnerable on the family farm as British troops swarm, seeking reprisals. … Full Article

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