Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Brooklyn Book Festival

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Past Events

Jennifer Baumgardner – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Making the Books Leading publishers and editors Jane Friedman (Open Road Integrated Media), Chris Jackson (Spiegel & Grau), and Dan Simon (Seven Stories Press) discuss how they find the books that make their worlds go around, and what it takes to keep one’s edge in 2013. Moderated by Jennifer Baumgardner, publisher of the Feminist Press. […]

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Sin City Every city has its secrets. Violence, crime and intrigue fill the streets of Harlem, Red Hook, Miami and beyond. K’wan Foye (Animal), Albert “Prodigy” Johnson (H.N.I.C.), Ivy Pochoda (Visitation Street), and Miasha (Sistah for Sale) discuss what makes urban areas so fascinating and, for their trapped characters, so hard to escape. Moderated by […]

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

Lessons Learned We all like to think of what could have been. Christopher Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder), Paul Harding (Enon), and Robert Antoni (As Flies to Whatless Boys) discuss how their characters look to the past to find peace in the present, whether that means reconnecting with ex-lovers, facing the death of a […]

Montague Kobbé – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Real People, Imagined Stories These novels are so fascinating that it’s easy to forget they’re based on the lives of very real historical figures. Amy Brill (The Movement of Stars), Colum McCann (TransAtlantic), and Montague Kobbé (The Night of the Rambler) examine the lesser-known stories of the first female astronomer, a fifteen-hour revolution in Anguilla, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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