Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Brooklyn Book Festival

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Past Events

Kaylie Jones – Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Three imaginative and fantastical narratives from authors Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), Granta magazine co-founder Jonathan Levi (Septimania) and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and 28 Nights). A postmodern adventure novel set in the Middle East; an absurd romp through history, the arts, and the human soul; and a […]

Ann Hood – Brooklyn Book Festival, North Stage, Brooklyn, NY

“Brutality and Faith.” Ann Hood’s Providence Noir and Phil Klay’s Redeployment are linked story collections that create a panoramic view of the violence and optimism in each setting, while K’wan’s No Shade illustrates these themes through the unforeseen twists of planning a wedding. These acclaimed authors discuss how these themes unfold in their writing. Moderated […]

Nelson George – Brooklyn Book Festival, Main Stage, Brooklyn, NY

“David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation.” Authors and TV writers/producers David Simon (The Wire, Treme, Homicide) and Nelson George (The Lost Treasures of R&B, The Get Down) discuss the growing reliance on novelists as writers for television series, as well as other challenges of working in multiple formats and genres. Moderated by Farai Chideya (Innovating […]

Edwidge Danticat – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Something to Hide: Writers Against the Surveillance State Featuring authors Edwidge Danticat, Francine Prose, Andre Aciman, and radio host Leonard Lopate. Join an NSA whistleblower, Tom Drake, and others for a reading to provoke reflection on the dangers surveillance poses to the freedom to think and create, and to celebrate the role writers have played in […]

Jessica Hagedorn, Robert Antoni – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Visitors and Intruders Talented writers A.X. Ahmad (The Caretaker), Jessica Hagedorn (Manila Noir) and Robert Antoni (As Flies to Whatless Boys) remind us of the thin line between visitor, intruder, and citizen in these tales about immigration, lost homelands, and, always, the power of location. Moderated by Karolina Waclawiak (The Believer). This event will be […]


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