Brooklyn Bookbeat

My interview with Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe coincidentally occurred the same week I saw the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at the Met Breuer and Barry Jenkins' film “Moo … Full Article

Supernatural thriller takes Houdini's niece from Coney Island to upstate’s Esopus Island

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer for Marvel Comics, has published “Piper Houdini: Nightmare on Esopus Island,” the second book in a series about the fictional niece of the legendary Harry Houdini. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announces 2016 Books Beneath the Bridge lineup

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the full lineup for its fourth annual Books Beneath the Bridge series, which begins Monday, July 11. … Full Article

New book sheds new light on Bobby Kennedy

“Bobby Kennedy—The Making of a Liberal Icon” offers a close look at the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy. … Full Article

‘Devil Wears Prada’ author to read from new novel in Bay Ridge

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger, author of the famed novel “The Devil Wears Prada,” is coming to Brooklyn on July 13 to read from her novel “The Singles Game” at an event hosted by the Bookmark Shoppe at Cebu Bar & Bistro (8801 Third Ave. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces 2016 author lineup

The Brooklyn Book Literary Council and the Brooklyn Book Festival hosted a literary mingle on June 16 at Issue Project Room in Downtown Brooklyn, where they shared the first 180 national and international authors for the 2016 festival, which is in its 11th year. … Full Article

2016 Brooklyn Book Festival to feature Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates

At a lively soiree at Issue Project Room in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, the Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced the first 180 national and international authors slated for this fall’s 2016 BKBF. … Full Article

Review: Meltzer's 'The House of Secrets' disappoints

Brooklyn native Brad Meltzer, one of the best historical thriller writers in the business, teams up with acclaimed author Tod Goldberg for "The House of Secrets" (Grand Central Publishing), and the result is somewhat mixed. … Full Article

Fort Greene plays key role in new novel

“We Could Be Beautiful,” a new literary thriller by Swan Huntley, will be published on June 28. … Full Article

New book searches for every bird on the Brooklyn waterfront

Birding at the Bridge,” a new book by Heather Wolf, will be published on June 14. … Full Article

Review: Alam explores female friendship in 'Rich and Pretty'

Brooklyn author Rumaan Alam transforms a whimsical beach read into compelling literary prose in his debut novel "Rich and Pretty." Alam allows his two main characters, Sarah and Lauren, to maneuver through decades of friendship, chronicling the paths each woman takes and how their relations … Full Article

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