Brooklyn Bookbeat

"I’m so happy to be here on the last night of my tour," Lena Dunham, the acclaimed writer, director, producer and star of HBO's "Girls," told a packed room at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Tuesda … Full Article

‘Skeleton in the Closet’ latest in Manbeck’s Heights crime series

In his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” set in 1930, former Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck looks at Heights institutions past and present the docks at the foot of Montague Street, the Hotel Margaret, Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant and the  … Full Article

Former lawyer’s background shapes debut novel

Brooklyn-based novelist Helen Wan’s debut, "The Partner Track," now available in trade paperback, traces the story of Ingrid Yung, who is about to become partner at Parsons Valentine, a prestigious New York City law firm.  … Full Article

New book explores evolution of American medicine

Based on 15 years of research and illustrated with dozens of historical and exclusive photographs, “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” (Gotham; Sept. … Full Article

Author to launch debut historical novel in Cobble Hill

Debut novelist Jessie Burton will present her new historical novel, "The Miniaturist," at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. The book, which went on sale Aug. 26, combines history and mystery — and is already generating buzz amongst writers and critics. … Full Article

Fort Greene author to launch new book at St. Joseph’s College

TIME magazine book critic Lev Grossman, as part of St. Joseph’s College’s and Greenlight Bookstore’s Brooklyn Voices lecture series, will launch his new book, “The Magician’s Land,” on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn novelist paints musical portrait of Philly

“Now I live on Prospect Park, which is like winning the lottery every day,” Brooklyn author Marie-Helene Bertino told the Brooklyn EagleAn award-winning writer, Bertino will celebrate the … Full Article

Books Beneath the Bridge series continues with scenic backdrop

Books and bridges have long been defining components of Brooklyn’s identity, characterizing this scenic literary hub. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer tackles America’s debt crisis in new satire

 “Anyone who’s ever had trouble making ends meet is going to find themselves in this story,” Brooklyn-based writer Jenna Leigh Evans says of her new novel, “Prosperity,” which is set in a newfangled debtor’s prison. “And hopefully,” she adds, they’ll “even find the humor in it.” … Full Article

Debut Novel Presents ‘Sincere Exploration of Love, Monogamy”

After his American mistress leaves him to marry someone else, British artist Richard Haddon finds himself detached from his life with his daughter and wife, yearning for his extramarital partner to return. … Full Article

Queens author to launch ‘powerful’ debut in DUMBO

Queens author Scott Cheshire will be launching his debut novel, "High as the Horses' Bridles," Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. … Full Article

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