Brooklyn Bookbeat

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

New illustrated book reveals stories of celebs under the influence

“This book is like being at the best dinner party in the world,” comedian Chelsea Handler said, referring to “Of All the Gin Joints” — a new book written by Mark Bailey and illustrated by Edward Hemingway. … Full Article

New book dishes on ‘Scandals of Classic Hollywood’

Based on the popular Hairpin column of the same name, but featuring new content, “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” (a Plume original, on sale Sept. … Full Article

In ‘Liberty’s Torch,’ Brooklyn writer revives statue’s history

The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from France to the United States. … Full Article

Viva Book-Lyn! Book Festival rocks the borough

Sunday’s ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, held at and around Brooklyn Borough Hall, drew tens of thousands to Brooklyn – the center of all things literary. … Full Article

New book explores $19 billion legal battle over oil

In his bestselling book “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun” (Crown, 2012), author and journalist Paul M. … Full Article

OKCupid founder’s book explores ‘Who We Are’ in digital age

In the digital age, when human tendencies and our lifestyles are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to discern who we are and how we engage with others and the world around us. Christian Rudder, president and co-founder of OkCupid – one of the largest dating websites in the U.S. … Full Article

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