Brooklyn Bookbeat

Katy Tur, MSNBC star & best-selling author, recalls her Brooklyn beginnings

Now a best-seller, the new book by MSNBC anchor Katy Tur could not be more timely. Already high profile, the news reporter appears weekdays at 2 on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur. … Full Article

Pulitzer Grit: Jennifer Egan captures vivid WWII Brooklyn

In a recent online interview for, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan told the Eagle that she had come to Brooklyn from her … Full Article

She Covers The Waterfront: Eagle Q&A with Jennifer Egan on her new novel ‘Manhattan Beach’

I have been a major fan of Jennifer Egan’s writing since Easter Sunday 2010, when, on the train from Montreal to New York, I read her audacious and dizzying novel “The Keep” in one feverish sitting. … Full Article

Alice McDermott captures bygone era of Brooklyn

Alice McDermott's stunning new novel, "The Ninth Hour" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), does for contemporary literature what "Call the Midwife" has done for public television. … Full Article

Jonathan Safran Foer has sharp words for Trump-bashers

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has some sharp words for Trump-bashers. … Full Article

Marita Golden and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk about love and loss at the Brooklyn Book Festival

How do you survive when your beloved husband is stricken with Alzheimer's disease at age 68 — and then he decides he loves another woman? That's Diane Tate's devastating predicament in Marita Golden's novel “The Wide Circumference of Love.” … Full Article

Authors Edan Lepucki, Alex Gilvarry and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan discuss life and art at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Artists are always getting a bad rap. They’re difficult to live with, seemingly impossible to understand and often obsessed to a fault with their own work. But boy, do they make for good literature. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival snapshots

Viva Book-lyn! Tens of thousands of bibliophiles reveled in the written word at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. … Full Article

Colson Whitehead, Lynn Nottage tackle race and power at Brooklyn Book Festival

Manhattan-native Colson Whitehead joined Brooklynite Lynn Nottage for a talk-de-force at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. … Full Article

Talking the Blues at the Brooklyn Book Festival

How blue can you get? David Mills, actor, writer and Langston Hughes disciple, delved deep into art of the blues at the Brooklyn Blues Festival on Sunday during “Langston Hughes Performance and Blues Poetry Workshop.” … Full Article


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