Killer Crime-Fiction: Crime-Fiction may inspire thoughts of a scandalous murder and a magnifying glass, but these novels are more nuanced, and related to the real world, than a simple detective hunting for clues. Joyce Carol Oates (A Book of American Martyrs), Nelson George (To Funk and Die in L.A.), and Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines) […]
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Family Secrets: The common adage “blood is thicker than water” doesn’t guarantee that family members will always be faithful and truthful to one another. Compelling new work from Joyce Carol Oates (A Book of American Martyrs), Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate), and Karl Ove Knausgaard (Autumn) illustrates the pain and drama of […]
Where is Home: “Home” is an idea that invites many definitions and interpretations, but it is especially complex for immigrants and their children. Is home where one’s family is, or one’s family history? Or where their beliefs are accepted and embraced? Dina Nayeri (Refuge), Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Muslim Girl), and Derek Palacio (The Mortifications) discuss how […]
The Far Reaches of Empire: Religion, Rebels, and Railroads. From the Kenyan highlands to rural Madagascar and the far northeast of India, the European imperial project was extended in great part through missionary zeal, train lines, and terror. Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda), Naivo (Beyond the Rice Fields), and Avinuo Kire (The Power to […]
Race, Rock, and Appropriation: At the Grammys this year, Adele broke her trophy in half so that she could share it with Beyonce. A month later, Chuck Berry died and much of the media coverage looked at how admirers like the Rolling Stones made a fortune off his riffs. How has the discourse on music, […]
Eric Morse, author of What Is Hip-Hop? and What Is Punk?, will lead a workshop as part of Children’s Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 4th Floor.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT featuring New Haven Noir contributor and editor Amy Bloom, New Haven Noir contributor Roxana Robinson, and special guest, novelist and Long Island Noir contributor Jane Ciabattari.
- Date: Sep 14, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Add to iCal »
- Venue: McNally Jackson
- Map: 52 Prince Street, New York, New York, United States
Part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends series. A fun gathering of publishers, editors, and authors from indie publications across Brooklyn to drink, celebrate, and highlight new titles! Akashic’s featured title this year is The Anger Meridian by Kaylie Jones.
- Date: Sep 18, 2015, 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Add to iCal »
- Venue: Greenlight Bookstore
- Map: 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Featured: Black Interest
- The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery
- Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha
- Bernice L. McFadden Digit
- The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business
- A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
- The Warmest December
- Loving Donovan
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano)
- Addis Ababa Noir (Ethiopia)