Brooklyn Bookbeat

American Chordata began as a passion project for its editors, founded in Spring 2015 on the belief that a literary magazine can celebrate sophisticated design and earnest express … 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

Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll

Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll. And that's not the worst of it. Hazel's husband, the rich and powerful founder of Gogol Industries, has put a chip in her brain and can track her like a lost cellphone. Modern love can get weird sometimes. … Full Article

Authors Cara Hoffman, Andre Aciman and Elif Batuman talk about love at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Sooo many love stories are about a woman being saved by a man or a woman saving a man. Neither of these story lines appeals to novelist Cara Hoffman.   “I'm more interested in writing against the idea of heteronormativity,” Hoffman said at the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. … Full Article


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