Brooklyn Bookbeat

Author, artist behind children’s book to tour Brooklyn bookstores

There are some children’s books that inspire people of all ages with their profundity, and “Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms” is no exception.   … Full Article

Top young novelist Jesse Ball to discuss new book in Brooklyn

Award-winning author Jesse Ball, named one of the Best of Young American Novelists in 2017 by the literary magazine Granta, joins Ecco’s list with “Census” an evocative novel about family, free will, grief and the ways we see those who are different from us. … Full Article

Distinguished historian shakes up Civil Rights history in new book

“What of the past is remembered, celebrated, and mourned is at the core of national identity — and the process of what is told and not told is often a function of power,” writes historian Jeanne Theoharis. “And the task of honoring can also be a form of stripping and silencing.” … Full Article

Historian writes true-crime account of Evelyn Nesbit scandal

The publication of “The Girl on the Velvet Swing” comes at a time when sexual harassment is being taken seriously and punished in a way never seen before. … Full Article

Brooklynite Elif Batuman to release profound and humorous debut novel

When published in hardcover in 2017, Elif Batuman’s debut novel “The Idiot” dazzled critics and readers alike. … Full Article

Hilarious new book teaches readers how to ‘Lie There and Lose Weight’

In his insightful, endearing and surprisingly funny look at weight loss, Brooklyn author John Ordover takes us inside his struggle to stick with his diet, lays out the constantly changing strategies that kept him on target and details how he coped when working out made everything that much  … Full Article

Paul Auster delivers his magnum opus

Brooklynite Paul Auster is one of Brooklyn’s deepest thinkers. His critically acclaimed work is recognized for its exploration of existentialism and the search for identity and personal meaning. … Full Article

Brooklynite pens illuminating debut story collection

You might be familiar with Jenny Zhang’s work — she is a Brooklyn-based writer who has written for Rookie Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine and Buzzfeed. … Full Article

Critically acclaimed Park Slope cartoonist Adrian Tomine appeared at Books Are Magic

Adrian Tomine is a Park Slope resident who has garnered critical acclaim for his drawings. He began self publishing his comic book series “Optic Nerve” when he was 16. … Full Article

A Brooklyn mystery series visits LA

Nelson George is an author, filmmaker and lifelong Brooklyn resident. In 1974, he saw Roman Polanski’s masterpiece “Chinatown” in a Times Square movie theater. He says of the experience: … Full Article


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