Brooklyn Bookbeat

Record Everything: Hanif Abdurraqib, Jessica Hopper and Rob Sheffield in conversation at the Brooklyn Book Festival

From the Beatles to David Bowie to Carly Rae Jepsen — as the Brooklyn Book Festival wound down, the writers on one of the last panels of the day, “Writing About Music and the Self,” sat on an outdoor stage on Cadman Plaza to talk influences, album covers and the concert experience. … Full Article

Novelists Tayari Jones and Jennifer Egan share the stage at the Brooklyn Book Festival

You know a novel’s going to be good if book club readers come to blows over it. Such is the case with “An American Marriage,” Tayari Jones' moving novel about an artist who splits up with her husband while he's wrongfully incarcerated. … Full Article

Snapshots from the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival

Were you so busy tracking down your favorite writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday that you didn't have time to take pictures? Fear not. We snapped some photos for you. … Full Article

At the Brooklyn Book Festival, writers Carmen Maria Machado, Madeline Miller and Anjali Sachdeva discuss the modern myth and the female role therein

Question: What do you get when you take a deep contemporary dive into the female experience in ancient folklore? Answer: Genetic engineering, Minotaur C-sections, gastric bypasses — among other things. … Full Article

Fiction writers R.O. Kwon, Lydia Kiesling and Alexia Arthurs talk about their craft at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Will is a former child evangelist who no longer believes in God. Phoebe is a could-have-been piano prodigy who gave up on music and drinks a lot. How did this college girl wind up getting involved in domestic terrorism? … Full Article

Come join us in BOOK-lyn for Brooklyn Book Festival Day

It’s on. The Brooklyn Book Festival’s big day is getting underway right now. Bibliophiles are gathering at venues throughout the Brooklyn Borough Hall area and adjacent Brooklyn Heights to hear their favorite authors speak and stretch their literary horizons. … Full Article

N.K. Jemisin receives the Brooklyn Book Festival's BoBi Award

Three cheers for literary rock star N.K. Jemisin! She's the creator of mind-blowing fictive realms whose perils and problems mirror the ones we find in the real world. … Full Article

On Children’s Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a ‘Little Dude’ brings smiles

“Can I pet him?” Therapy dog Little Dude, the star of Cara Zelas’ “Big World of Little Dude,” was a hit with children at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day event at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday. … Full Article

Children’s Day at Brooklyn Book Festival brings beloved books to life

“Mommy! Mommy! Books!” was the cry of one boy as he tugged his mother’s hand to rush her faster towards tents and tables filled with literature for children at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday. … Full Article

Michelle Obama to bring live book tour to Barclays Center

Michelle Obama will bring her live U.S. book tour to Barclays Center on Saturday, December 1, 2018. In support of her highly anticipated memoir,BECOMING, the only New York stop on the limited 10-city tour will feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. … Full Article


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