Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklyn novelist paints musical portrait of Philly

“Now I live on Prospect Park, which is like winning the lottery every day,” Brooklyn author Marie-Helene Bertino told the Brooklyn Eagle in an interview last year. An award-winning writer, Bertino has recently celebrated the paperback release of her debut novel, “2 … Full Article

‘Made in Brooklyn’ book highlights borough’s craft food and drinks movement

Over the past decade, Brooklyn has emerged as the epicenter of the craft food and drinks movement. “Made in Brooklyn” is a gorgeously photographed and selectively curated catalog of the wondrous variety of food and drink available in the trailblazing borough. … Full Article

Author of book on charter school movement to speak in Brooklyn

"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article

“She never said ‘America’ or ‘New York.’ she always said ‘Brooklyn’ like it was a country all by itself”

To read a book by Colm Toibin — any book, and he’s written many — is to lose all sense of time and responsibility. Doctor appointments, grocery shopping, doing the dishes, picking up the kids — all can wait. (Well, perhaps not the kids.) Toibin is a wizard; his stories are spellbinding. … Full Article

Rainn Wilson is coming to DUMBO to talk up new book

Long celebrated for his quirky, comedic talent — particularly as everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer Dwight Schrute on the blockbuster show “The Office” — Wilson is also known for being the founder of the popular website and media company … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss debut foodie novel in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena will host Brooklyn author Jessica Tom to discuss her debut novel “Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit” (on-sale Oct. 27, William Morrow Paperbacks) on Nov. 2. … Full Article

St. Francis prof. authors book on James and Esther Cooper Jackson

What began as an undergraduate oral history project is now a freshly published book on a Virginia couple that sat at the vanguard of the black civil rights movement from the 1930s and for decades later. … Full Article

Park Slope author publishes fifth in mystery series

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal delivers her most captivating Maggie Hope mystery to date, blending thoroughly researched WWII historical facts with one-of-kind storytelling and a remarkable, daring heroine. … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer to visit Park Slope, discuss new book on Salem Witch Trials

In 2010, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Stacy Schiff released her universally celebrated No. … Full Article

St. Francis welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella

The St. Francis College Women's Poetry Initiative Series welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella to read her work and answer questions on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article


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