Brooklyn Bookbeat

Salman Rushdie to present newest novel at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will host Salman Rushdie on Sept. 7 to discuss his highly anticipated and timely new novel with writer Colum McCann. “The Golden House” marks Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism as he recounts the past eight years of American politics. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces full lineup

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council have released the complete schedule for a full week of literary events, beginning Monday, Sept. 11, and culminating with Children’s Day (Saturday, Sept. 16) and Festival Day (Sunday, Sept. … Full Article

100 Borough Criminals: A review of ‘Brooklyn’s Most Wanted’

Selecting the most colorful of Brooklyn’s “made men” was not difficult, but reaching for a hundred of them can be a challenge. … Full Article

Review: Brooklyn rabbi pens book for 21st-century Orthodox Jewish women

There is a compendium of grievances Jewish women have expressed about traditional Judaism for generations, and Rabbi Aaron L. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival debuts official 2017 festival art poster

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF), New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled this year’s poster created by award-winning illustrator Adrian Tomine and award-winning designer Rodrigo Corral. … Full Article

Park Slope author writes hard-boiled Manhattan-Brooklyn crime thriller

Colin Harrison starts his terrific new thriller “You Belong to Me” with a lapel-grabber: “Her story, his trouble, begins in desire.” Spare, economical and hard-boiled — that’s about as perfectly crafted an opening sentence can be as found in current fiction. Hard not to be hooked. … Full Article

Author Erica Wagner gives book talk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On July 10, at “Books Beneath the Bridge” in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the American author Erica Wagner gave a talk and held a Q&A and signing for her new book “Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.” It was a hot, sultry evening, but the proximity to th … Full Article

Homecoming: Jill Eisenstadt ends long hiatus as novelist

Before she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. … Full Article

Brooklyn native creates new book series based on ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Gabriel Gale, who was born and raised in Bay Ridge, has immersed himself in the legend and legacy of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” series of books. … Full Article


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