Brooklyn Bookbeat

Gaiman, ‘Lemony Snicket’ share anecdotes, insight at BAM

What advice do two experienced authors have for aspiring writers? That's simple: Get to work.
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Three Brooklyn authors nominated for mystery writers’ Edgar Awards

Three Brooklyn mystery writers have been nominated for the 2015 Edgar Allen Poe awards (popularly called the Edgar Awards), to be presented on April 29 at the Mystery Writers of America’s gala banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. … Full Article

SFC Prof. to read from newest book that ‘Out-Twists Them All’

“A New Day in America,” St. Francis College professor Theo Black Gangi’s newest work, begins with a father’s quest to save his daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. … Full Article

New book focuses on Luna Park, headhunters and colliding cultures

Two cultures collide as a huckster imports a tribe of Filipinos to Coney Island’s Luna Park in author and journalist Claire Prentice’s newest work “The Lost Tribe of Coney Island.”  … Full Article

DUMBO writer’s book focuses on presidents’ carousing and drinking

The presidency is the most powerful, dignified office in the nation and, arguably, the world. But the men who have inhabited it? In some ways, that’s another story. … Full Article

Anthology tells the story of Coney Island in historical fiction and non-fiction

The history of Coney Island is fairly well known. In the early 19th century, it was known as a place where people could commune with nature and only a few guest houses existed. … Full Article

Retired teacher hosts poetry workshops in bookstores

Anthony Vigorito is on a one-man mission to increase the popularity of poetry in Brooklyn. One good way to do that, he said, is to create a whole new generation of poets. … Full Article

Artist Basquiat’s notebooks to be published

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1968-1988) was one of the most important New York artists of the 1980s. Beginning as a member of SAMO, a group of Lower East Side-based graffiti artists, he soon became renowned for his neo-expressionist style. … Full Article

Review: Strong storytelling in 'Among Thieves'

The brotherhood of criminals gets an incisive, gritty look in this highly entertaining launch of Brooklyn-based writer John Clarkson's new series. … Full Article

Reading to commemorate 50th anniversary of Voting Rights March

Author, visual artist and storyteller Willie Mae Brown will read “My Selma” and “A Defiant Leader” on Feb. 15 at the Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park.  … Full Article


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