Brooklyn Bookbeat

Based on the popular Hairpin column of the same name, but featuring new content, “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” (a Plume original, on sale Sept. … Full Article

The Art, and empathy, of Brooklyn author Leslie Jamison

For Leslie Jamison, the written word is a safe and risky place. … Full Article

College counselor writes new book on placing low-income Brooklyn students in elite colleges

Josh Steckel, the lead college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), will read from his recently published book “Hold Fast to Dreams” which details the often emotional and heart-wrenching journeys of 10 Brooklyn students that Steckel guided as they gained admissi … Full Article

Writer chronicles year spent living like Martha Stewart

In January 2012, New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster announced to her husband that she was embarking on a unique one-year mission: to live her life according to the dictates of Martha Stewart. … Full Article

‘A Bintel Brief’ brings to life popular advice column from early 20th century

“A Bintel Brief” (Yiddish for “A Bundle of Letters”) was the name of the enormously popular advice column The Forward newspaper began running in 1906. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer reveals ‘Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language’

Brooklyn-based science journalist Lydia Denworth has devoted her life to the art of words and language. … Full Article

Chang-rae Lee discusses latest book at BAM

Hundreds of Brooklynites packed the majestic BAMCafe at the Peter Jay Sharp Building on Wednesday night for the latest installment of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, where the award-winning Korean American author Chang-rae Lee gave a reading and shared his thoughts on his latest novel, “On Su … Full Article

Manbeck’s new crime novella is set in Brooklyn Heights in 1930

John Manbeck, the former Brooklyn borough historian and retired professor of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, has published the second novella in his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series.”  … Full Article

New novel explores demands of professional ballet

Maggie Shipstead, whose debut novel “Seating Arrangements” won the the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, will soon release her second novel, “Astonish Me” (Knopf; April 8), a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse i … Full Article

Famed author Meg Wolitzer to speak in DUMBO

Celebrated author and Brooklyn native Meg Wolitzer will be launching her latest novel, “The Interestings,” on Monday, March 31 at the  … Full Article

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