Brooklyn Bookbeat

“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 Edw … 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

Former Heights Press writer publishes debut poetry collection

Brooklyn Heights native and former Brooklyn Heights Press writer Melissa Balmain takes her writing seriously. … Full Article

Danticat’s ‘hypnotic’ novel ‘Claire’ soon out in paperback

Brooklyn-raised author Edwidge Danticat’s bestselling novel “Claire of the Sea Light” will be out in paperback on July 1. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces 2014 lineup

The Brooklyn Book Festival and Brooklyn Literary Council have announced more than 100 national and international authors who will participate in the next Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 21, 2014. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s novel examines family plagued by secrets

Brooklyn author L. Alison Heller’s new book, “The Never Never Sisters,” was released on June 3. … Full Article

‘A Diamond Is Forever’ novel challenges the commitment of ‘Forever’

“A Diamond Is Forever” – the slogan quoted again and again in diamond advertisements even today – is a central theme in Brooklyn author J. Courtney Sullivan’s newest novel, “The Engagements,” which will be featured June 17 at Community Bookstore at 7 p.m.   … Full Article

Hundreds pack Sedaris reading at Cobble Hill bookstore

“Write every day,” famed author David Sedaris told a jam-packed room of writers and readers at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Thursday night. … Full Article

‘Orange Is The New Black’ based on Brooklynite’s memoir

When “Orange is the New Black” first premiered last summer, Brooklyn Eagle spoke to Piper Kerman — whose life and memoir, also titled “Orange is the New Black,” inspired the popular Netflix series. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to release ‘Now I See You’ at local bookstore

Brooklyn author Nicole C. Kear’s memoir “Now I See You,” which focuses on Kear’s journey as a legally-blind mother of three, will be launched at BookCourt at 7 p.m. on June 24.   … Full Article

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