Brooklyn Bookbeat

British writer to speak in Bay Ridge on Nazis’ scorched earth policy in Norway

Award-winning British journalist Vince Hunt will be giving a series of talks in the U.S. later this month on the writing of his book about the scorched earth destruction of Finnmark in World War II. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to read from new NY-centric book

“The Sea Beach Line” (Fig Tree Books), by Brooklyn author Ben Nadler, melds mid-20th century pulp fiction and traditional Jewish folklore as it updates the classic story of a young man trying to find his place in the world. Nadler will appear in Brooklyn for a reading on Sunday … Full Article

Brooklyn-based butcher’s new memoir combines her love of food and books

For some — including third-generation butcher, baker and celebrated blogger Cara Nicoletti —the earthy pleasures of food and books are irrevocably twined. … Full Article

Elvis Costello to discuss new book with Rosanne Cash at BAM

In his new book “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,” music luminary Elvis Costello offers his unique perspective on his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, sharing stories and observations about his experiences and collaborations with other artists, while als … Full Article

Brooklyn chef’s book explores ‘The Laws of Cooking…and How to Break Them’

In his first cookbook, “The Laws of Cooking…and How to Break Them” (Flatiron Books), chef and Food Network star Justin Warner shows how he has reduced all of cooking to 11 basic laws that lay the groundwork for creating successful recipes. … Full Article

Author to discuss new book on influential 19th century reformer and Green-Wood resident Henry George

On Oct. 17, historian, author and Professor Edward T. O'Donnell will visit Green-Wood Cemetery for a fascinating discussion about his new book, “Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age: Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality.” The event will begin at 1 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s new book explores history of Gowanus Canal

Earlier this year on Earth Day, environmental activist Christopher Swain did his best breaststroke in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

Author to speak about new ‘Motown Sound’ book in Fort Greene

“Rhythm Ride” (Roaring Brook Press) is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. … Full Article

Renowned author Margaret Atwood to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake” and numerous other works, will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” (Bloomsbury), on Friday, Oct. … Full Article

‘Dr. Mütter’s Marvels’ author returns to Brooklyn for book talk

In celebration of the paperback release of The New York Times bestselling nonfiction book “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels,” author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will return to the Morbid Anatomy Museum on Sept. … Full Article

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