Brooklyn Bookbeat

New book ‘Beyond the Ides’ explores March as ‘The Unluckiest Month of All’

What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan have in common? … Full Article

Junot Díaz: ‘Read more rebelliously’

Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. … Full Article

Acclaimed novelist Junot Díaz to speak at St. Francis College

Author Junot Díaz's book “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” was recently named the best novel of the 21st century so far by BBC Culture. … Full Article

‘Punk New York, Past and Future’ book event in Fort Greene to feature three authors

Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books is teaming up with Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene to feature three authors—Eliza Factor, Stacy Wakefield and Nathan Larson—at a joint launch event celebrating New York counterculture in the ’80s, ’90s and our forthcoming postapocalyptic city-state … Full Article

Brooklyn writer publishes ‘Girl’s Guide’

Brooklynite Melissa Kirsch’s literary credentials are vast. … Full Article

Review: Did Lincoln’s killer get away?

You never know where you’ll find literary talent. It turns out that Nate Chura, a popular tennis professional at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights, wields a pen as deftly as his tennis racket. … Full Article

An Unlikely Union: The love-hate story of New York’s Irish and Italians

Award-winning author and Brooklynite Paul Moses is back with a historic yet dazzling story on the complex relationship between New York’s Irish and Italians. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s new book investigates 1870s murders in the borough

Well versed in the history of Brooklyn, Robert E. Murphy has delivered fascinating cultural pieces about the area and continues to do so with his new work “The Three Graces of Raymond Street.” … Full Article

R.L. Stine, king of kids horror books, to read at BookCourt

Children’s author R.L. Stine — known as the Stephen King of children’s literature —will celebrate the release of his new  book, “Don’t Stay Up Late” (St. Martin’s Press), with a talk and book signing on Saturday, April 18, at BookCourt, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill, at 7 p.m. … Full Article

T.C. Boyle to visit Cobble Hill for reading, discussion

“My art is my life,” renowned New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle told the Brooklyn Eagle in a recent interview. … Full Article

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