Brooklyn Bookbeat

Book Launch at BAM: Dave Eggers in conversation with Mokhtar Alkhanshali

As part of the “Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore,” author Dave Eggers will be in conversation with the remarkable man who inspired his latest book, “The Monk of Mokha,” at his book launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Feb. 11. … Full Article

Crime novelist writes a gripping mystery set in Brooklyn

Crime novelist Katia Lief has lived in Boerum Hill Brooklyn for 21 years, and Carroll Gardens before that. She says that after she graduated college, rent was cheap, and it was a good place for aspiring writers to give their work an honest chance. … Full Article

Author takes a nostalgic look at pre-gentrification Brooklyn

Author and practicing psychoanalyst Jeremiah Moss maintains a blog called “Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York” where he chronicles the shuttering of popular small businesses in rapidly gentrifying areas of New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based author to release voice-driven coming-of-age YA novel

Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. … Full Article

Rebecca Ferguson, star of 'The Greatest Showman,' thinks Brooklyn is the greatest

Editor's Note: Rebecca Ferguson, the London-based actress who has appeared in “Mission: Impossible,” among other hits, came to Brooklyn to play Jenny Lind, alongside Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman.” She fell in love with Brooklyn.
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Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano

Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. … Full Article

Brooklyn authors to discuss their literary response to the 2016 election at Greenlight Bookstore

“It Occurs to Me That I Am America” is a collaboration of authors and artists born in response to the 2016 election. Two of the book’s contributors, Bliss Broyard and Philip Gourevitch, are Brooklyn residents. … Full Article

Brooklyn resident named Young People's Literature ambassador

Jacqueline Woodson, the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, originally had someone else in mind for the job. … Full Article

Coming to BAM: Public conversation on 'When They Call You a Terrorist'

In her new memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” written with Asha Bandale, Patrisse Khan-Cullors reinforces the famous dictum “the personal is political.” The two co-authors will be in conversation with Rashad Robinson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with G … Full Article

Third book in Mary Handley mystery series explores Coney Island of old

Writing a mystery series set in 19th-century Brooklyn made author Lawrence H. Levy think not only about his own Brooklyn origins, but the myriad ways in which Brooklyn has changed, or not, since then. … Full Article


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