Brooklyn Bookbeat

Famed author Colson Whitehead to speak at BAM

Acclaimed author Colson Whitehead will launch his new book “The Underground Railroad” at BAM Rose Cinema on Sept. 26 as part of Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore. … Full Article

Literary stars shine at Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Long live Book-lyn, the borough of writers. Literary stars shone brightly at this year's Brooklyn Book Festival. Saturday, Sept. 17 was Children's Day. Writers and illustrators gave readings under tents and signed books for youngsters at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

‘Critical Grace / Living on God’s Life Support’ is thought-provoking new book by Brooklyn native LeeAndrew Wright

LeeAndrew Wright’s new book is a powerful work that combines devotional passages with short stories that Wright has been saving up for most of his life.   … Full Article

Park Slope author’s latest mystery novel out Oct. 4

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal, a Park Slope resident, is about to publish her next highly anticipated novel in the Maggie Hope mystery series, “The Queen’s Accomplice” (Bantam Trade Paperback; on sale Oct. 4). … Full Article

Brooklyn-based brother and sister duo co-author new novel set in South Dakota

In “Black Hills” (on sale: Oct.11; Thomas & Mercer), authors Franklin Schneider and Jennifer Schneider dig deep into the unsettling secrets of a South Dakota boomtown where, amidst a scourge of fracking, drugs and prostitution, a young woman has been brutally assaulted and left for dead … Full Article

DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena hosts dual book launches

This past Friday night, DUMBO’s Powerhouse Arena hosted a joint book launch with readings by two young novelists who, in spite of their youth, have already garnered substantial acclaim for their work, including more than a few literary awards. … Full Article

Exclusive interview with Ralph Nader on his new book ‘Breaking Through Power’

“Before there was Occupy Wall Street, before there was Bernie Sanders, there was Ralph Nader,” Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard said this past Sunday when he introduced political and consumer activist Ralph Nader at the Brooklyn Book Festival. … Full Article

New novel explores connections between technology and human desire to love

Liz Moore, known for her novels “The Words of Every Song” and the much-acclaimed “Heft,” has recently published “The Unseen World” (W.W. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival to present ‘Best of Brooklyn’ Award to Jacqueline Woodson

Multi-award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson has been named the recipient of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award. … Full Article

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