Brooklyn Bookbeat

Julie Salamon and Jill Weber, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team that brought readers “The Christmas Tree,” introduce  a new animal adventure in the tradition of “A … Full Article

New NY-centric children’s book follows ‘Cat in the City’

Julie Salamon and Jill Weber, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team that brought readers “The Christmas Tree,” introduce  a new animal adventure in the tradition of “A Cricket in Times Square” with “Cat in the City” (Dial) — the tale of a streetwise feline living in  … Full Article

Writer to discuss mystery novel in Brooklyn

From the acclaimed author of “Last Things,” Jenny Offill’s “Dept. of Speculation,” newly out in paperback, paints a nuanced portrait of a complicated marriage – weaving in an element of mystery.  … Full Article

Lena Dunham talks up new book at BAM

"I’m so happy to be here on the last night of my tour," Lena Dunham, the acclaimed writer, director, producer and star of HBO's "Girls," told a packed room at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Tuesday night. … Full Article

Longtime Brooklynite Jenny Slate to read 'Marcel the Shell' in Cobble Hill

“Brooklyn is a place with a real beating heart, and I miss it,” famed actress and writer Jenny Slate told the Brooklyn Eagle in a recent interview. … Full Article

Brooklynite to release coming-of-age novel on Oct. 30

Brooklynite Judy Chicurel’s novel, “If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go,” (released on Oct. … Full Article

Greenpoint author to read from new non-fiction book

Local Greenpoint poet Tadeusz Chabrowski has recently published "Shreds of a Monk's Robe" (Bayberry Books), an epistolary, non-fiction book. … Full Article

In new book, writers, celebs reveal why they ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ to New York

A poignant tribute to New York City, “Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York” (on-sale Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn author pieces together, publishes late grandmother’s novella

Talent often runs in the family. Author and Brooklynite Amy Shearn’s family is no exception. … Full Article

Brooklyn writers’ ‘#Newsfail’ comments on mainstream media’s news delivery

Allison Kilkenny is a pioneering progressive journalist, and one of the first reporters to cover Occupy Wall Street. Jamie Kilstein is a stand-up comedian whose most recent comedy album went straight to #1 on the Billboard comedy charts and on Amazon. … Full Article

Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates coming to Brooklyn Heights

“It is important for a writer to have a routine — a comfort zone of sorts,” National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in a recent exchange. Oates, who has authored more than 70 books — including novels, short story collections and poetr … Full Article

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