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Joyce Carol Oates to speak in Brooklyn on Feb. 6

DUMBO
Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates’s latest, “Carthage,” plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl’s disappearance. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s debut novel conjures futuristic New York

Cobble Hill
Brooklynite Adam Sternbergh, culture editor of The New York Times Magazine, has long been writing about New York City. … Full Article

Edwidge Danticat to speak at Brooklyn Public Library

Prospect Heights
Edwidge Danticat, the renowned Haitian-born author who immigrated to Brooklyn at age 12, will be returning to the borough to discuss "Haiti Noir 2" (Akashic Books; Jan. 7, 2014), a compilation of the writer's hand-picked selections from the canon of Haitian literature. … Full Article

New book offers guide to the Brooklyn of HBO’s ‘Girls’

Brooklyn Boro
Crucial to HBO’s hit series “Girls” is its Brooklyn landscape. Perhaps this is no surprise; 27-year-old Lena Dunham, who created and stars in the show, was raised in Brooklyn and attended St. … Full Article

New historical novel reads like thriller

Fort Greene
New York-based author Michele Zackheim this week published her latest novel, “Last Train to Paris” (Europa Editions), and will be celebrating in Brooklyn with a reading on Jan. 9 at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene.  … Full Article

Coming to America: Shteyngart writes first memoir

Clinton Hill
At age 41, Gary Shteyngart seems awfully young to be writing a memoir. But readers of "Little Failure" soon discover that he's been precocious all his life. … Full Article

Renowned writer’s latest novel reimagines America

Chang-rae Lee, the award-winning novelist of "Native Speaker" and "The Surrendered," will appear in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Jan. … Full Article

New memoir examines ‘America’s Self-Help Culture’

“It’s nearly impossible to live in the world and escape self-help,” Jessica Lamb-Shapiro writes in the prologue to her new memoir “Promise Land: My Journey Through America’s Self-Help Culture” (Simon & Schuster, Jan. … Full Article

Brooklyn native’s book on Roosevelt, Taft offers lessons, wild tales

Brooklyn Boro
In her beautiful new account of the lives of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Brooklyn native, spins a tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrig … Full Article

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