Or head to La La Land by way of Queens where the coolest girl to ever dump Hollywood Mara Wilson reads from her memoir Where Am I Now? . Join Lincoln Michel (The Body Scout) as he leads a conversation with award-winning author Benjamin Percy (The Ninth Metal) and New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente (The Past is Red) discuss the environmental critique within their books and the response of human nature in the face of abundance and desperation.

Cultural and programming partners include BAM, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Public Library, Cave Canem, Center for Fiction, The Nation, National Book Foundation, New York Review of Books, PEN American Center, Poetry Society of America, Saint Anns School, St. Francis College, The Times Literary Supplement, Whiting Foundation. A power outage.

Multiple Grammy Awardwinning musician Ziggy Marley has been making music and books for children for many years. The festivals media sponsors are abc7NY, and WNYC.

Authors Vanessa Riley (Island Queen), Piper Huguley (Sweet Tea), and Marcella Bell (The Wildest Ride) discuss the sustained importance of the contemporary and historical romance novel in their books set in the 1800s Caribbean, the American South and Texas. . Clara Bingham will discuss her book Witness to the Revolution at The Revolution Book Store (Harlem). His newest work, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, is rightfully being lauded as his strongest to date. The Brooklyn Book Festival proudly honors poet Toi Derricotte with its 2021 BoBi Award, the Festivals highest honor, in recognition of her work as a poet and award-winning writer, and as the co-founder of Brooklyn-based Cave Canem. This years Festival runs September 26 October 4, 2021 and is 9 days of literary events both in person and virtual. THE GALAXY. Co-presented with the Nashville/Southern Festival of Books. Poet Toi Derricotte is this years recipient of the BoBi Award, the Brooklyn Book Festivals highest honor. Its going to be great! This collage of four novels, interspersed with a single short story, is a kind of directors cut revealing the personal and societal forces that inform each individual piece of work.

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Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. From those intimately affected by violence in Colombian Juan Gabriel Vsquezs Songs for the Flames (translated by Anne McLean), to the sociopolitical horror of Argentine Mariana Enrquezs The Dangers of Smoking in Bed (translated by Megan McDowell),these two leading authors of their generation illuminate the daily realities of the macabre. See the BKBF author list HERE and below. Lisa Lucas, publisher of Pantheon Books, will interview Ziggy about his new books and how he became so dedicated to making art for children. Its going to be great!

Lit and the Rumpus are throwing the after-party, Dark Nights, Bright Lightscome for the author readings; stay for the music and dancing at Electric Studios. About the Brooklyn Book Festival Greenlight Books and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses host the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Indie Party to celebrate the literary independence of the borough and its Festival.

. Its going to be great! Think of it as a week-long literary binge!, For the full schedule of Bookends, please visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org/bookends. Moderated by Leigh Haber, books director for Oprah Daily and O Quarterly. Neil Shubin (Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA), Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred) and Carl Zimmer (Lifes Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive) on the science, philosophy, and practice of drawing the line between life and everything else. From the refugee camps of Eritrean-Ethiopian author Sulaiman Addonias Silence Is My Mother Tongue to the magical landscapes of British-Jamaican author Leone Rosss Popisho and the gritty French milieux of Virginie Despentes Vernon Subutex series (translated by Frank Wynne), characters often redefine themselves through their personal visions of the erotic and taboo.

Moderated by Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Stine reads from his newest book (released the week of the Festival) Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story, followed by a book-signing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. discuss the environmental critique within their books and the response of human nature in the face of abundance and desperation.

Moderated by Lauren Christensen. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Tuesday, September 13: R.L. Moderated by.

The friends, loved ones, and communities of people who are incarceratedand even those who have served their time and returned homeoften find their lives reshaped. Moderated by arts leader Rob Fields. That night, Cave Canem celebrates their 20th anniversary at the Weeksville Historical Society and Kaya Press and Kundiman host their first-ever literary pub quiz celebrating writers of color at the Asian American Arts Alliance (Brooklyn)complete with prizes! Poets Camonghne Felix (Build Yourself a Boat), Taylor Johnson (Inheritance), Naomi Shihab Nye (Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems), and Khadijah Queen (Anodyne) will discuss how poetry provides us with new ways to reckon with and understand our intersecting pasts, presents, and futures, and in doing so, builds new pathways towards hope and possibility.

Two acclaimed authors discuss their hybrid mode. Grieving the loss of a loved one can feel like a tangle of contradictions: an experience at once intensely personal and subjective while also deeply, fundamentally human. Contemporary Latin American authors frequently explore the tension between horror and humanity, unearthing personal and historical trauma while examining the dark side of our interconnected world. Conversation with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Virtual, Fighting for the World,presented with NYUs 370 J Project, Notes on the Future: A Conversation with 2021 Bobi Award Recipient Toi Derricotte, Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Come celebrate the beauty and magic that can be found on a starry night in New York City at this blockbuster panel as six bestselling and award-winning authorsDhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoondiscuss their novel, Blackout. A conversation with Rachel Kushner (The Hard Crowd), Jerald Walker (How to Make a Slave and Other Essays), and Aminatta Forna (The Window Seat). Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news. These authors discuss how threads of joy, tragedy, and family conflict are woven into their latest novels. Uyghur poetry has flourished for many centuries, its richness reflecting the cosmopolitanism of a culture at the crossroads of Eurasia. Book #3 continues Buddys adventures and is filled with humor, heart, and laugh-out-loud adventures. Since 2017, the tradition has been critically threatened by Chinas mass internment and cultural genocide of the Uyghur people.

Most days that happen to all of us are ordinary . Henry and Lin will discuss their inspiration from working in Hollywood, how they met, and their writing process for the Alien Superstar series. The 2022 Festival will be in-person in Downtown Brooklyn and virtual for all to enjoy. This program is part ofSeeing Into Tomorrow, a major public art project featuring the haiku of Richard Wright. In three astonishing new novels, the past hovers over the present like a ghost. Hiraharas latest mystery, Clark and Division, revolves around a Japanese American family building a new life in 1940s Chicago after their release from mass incarceration during World War II. Three writers whose acute sense of place is often sharpened by reflections about homewhether one theyve left, one theyve found (sometimes on the way to somewhere else), or ones their writing has brought to life for themselves. The incomparable Patti Smith reads from M Train at Congregation Beth Elohim, and Cuban rock star and bestselling science fiction author, Yoss, will take the stage at Issue Project Room to perform a few metal classics. Seeing Into Tomorrowis made possible by a grant from the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo ArtFund, a partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Dumbo Improvement District as part of New YorkStates Downtown Revitalization Initiative. WNETs Jenna Flanagan talks with Hanif about the new book and his creative process and journey. Join creators Tim Fielder (Infinitum), Kat Leyh (Thirsty Mermaids), John Jennings (After the Rain), and Aminder Dhaliwal (Cyclopedia Exotica) as they discuss the unique challenges and joys of speculative storytelling and how fantastical worlds can say more about our own. Moderated by Jamia Wilson (This Book is Feminist).

Presented by Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council. Moderated by Meghan ORourke, editor in chief of the Yale Review.

Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Friday, September 16: Authors Rivka Galchen and Heidi Julavits discuss the twin topics of Writing and Motherhood and Writing on Motherhood, hosted by Harpers Magazine at Book Culture on Columbus (Manhattan). Brontez Purnells 100 Boyfriends follows queer men across the country as they navigate messy relationships and emotional minefields. Mayukh Sen (Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America), Matthew Raiford (Bress n Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer), and Laurie Woolever (Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography) discuss their recent books with oral historian, cookbook writer, and biographer Sara B. Franklin (ed. Water has taken over a hot world and few places survive, but a magical place called Garbagetown and a girl full of love. Lisa Lucas, publisher of Pantheon Books, will interview Ziggy about his new books and how he became so dedicated to making art for children. Do TV strongmen corrupt elections? Malcolm Wright, the authors grandson, who wrote the afterword to the newly published novel, joins writer and activist Kevin Powell and Kimiko Hahn (Foreign Bodies) in a conversation about Wrights poetry and prose and its relevance today. Multiple Grammy Awardwinning musician Ziggy Marley has been making music and books for children for many years. Moderated by Carolyn Kellogg. brooklyn bookend In Groffs Matrix, a young woman in early medieval Europe is sent to oversee an impoverished order of nuns, finding an unexpected sense of purpose in the sisterhood. He lands a role on a popular Hollywood sitcom and becomes an overnight heartthrob. Since 2017, the tradition has been critically threatened by Chinas mass internment and cultural genocide of the Uyghur people. Stine, Cecily von Ziegesar, Yaghoub Yadali, and more! The Opening Night Party will be at Bell House (Brooklyn), presented by several literary partners, including PEN America, Literary Hub, Catapult, Tumblr and Electric Literature. We were thrilled to return to a live Festival in 2021, in addition to presenting a full slate of virtual events. Moderated by Alana Marie Levinson Labrosse. .

Moderated by author and translator Adrian Nathan West.

Her new book The Secret to Superhuman Strength, documenting this journey with everyone from Jack LaLanne to Adrienne Rich in the back seat, is a heartrendingly comic chronicle for our times. Buddy Burger is a young alien who escapes his planet only to end up in an even wilder place: Hollywood, California. Sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller (Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration) with Jaime Lowe (Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of Californias Wildfires) and Ashley C. Ford (Somebodys Daughter) will discuss how assumptions about life inside and outside of prison may change our understanding of freedom. Experience select virtual events from the 2021 Festival HERE. Presented by Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council.

Parties, film screenings, book launches and stand-up comic showcases are just part of the fresh, engaging entertainment leading up to the Brooklyn Book Festivals main festival day on Sunday, September 18. Introduced by author C.J. In Island Queen, a freed slave rises to entrepreneurial heights and power, while juggling the competing attentions of men in her life. And in The Wildest Ride , an undefeated rodeo champ is challenged by a worthy opponent, but their relationship might end up being an even wilder ride than the rodeo itself. Greed runs rampant when a powerful new metal arrives on earth in the wake of a meteor shower, spawning a resource frenzy that engulfs a small community. BOOKEND EVENT AUTHORS INCLUDE: Patti Smith, Ann Patchett, Steve Buscemi, Rivka Galchen, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Mike Lupica, Susan Faludi, Walton Muyumba, Carl Hancock Rux, Olive Senior, R.L. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news. Ziggy Marley discusses his childrens books with Lisa Lucas. Presented by Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame at the Astoria Bookshop. Authors Nidhi Chanani (Jukebox), Shing Yin Khor (The Legend of Auntie Po), Molly Ostertag (The Girl from the Sea), and Olivia Stephens (Artie and the Wolf Moon) talk about how characters deal with unanticipated departures from the mundane, and how they conceptualize writing and drawing book-worlds where life becomes unexpectedly fantastical or supernatural. She is joined in conversation by poet Hafizah Geter to discuss her poetry which examines her life experiences and what it is like to be a Black woman, and Cave Canem and how the community she helped build shaped the future of poetry. WNETs Jenna Flanagan talks with Hanif about the new book and his creative process and journey.

Join. ) In The Devils Treasure, the iconic author Mary Gaitskill has created a chimerical hybrid of fiction, memoir, essay, criticism, and visual art that transcends categorization. The work of Richard Wright has never felt more necessary and prescient, with the recent publication of his restored novel The Man Who Lived Underground and the launch of Seeing Into Tomorrow, a major public art project in Brooklyn featuring haiku he wrote in the last years of his life. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Do extinct animals forecast the future of the Anthropocene? Mosleys indefatigable detective, Easy Rawlins, returns in Blood Grove, solving a new mystery on the streets of Southern California in 1969. Greed runs rampant when a powerful new metal arrives on earth in the wake of a meteor shower, spawning a resource frenzy that engulfs a small community.

Water has taken over a hot world and few places survive, but a magical place called Garbagetown and a girl full of love.

AT&T is the major sponsor with additional support from Amazon Literary Partnership, Boars Head, Brooklyn Borough Presidents Office/NYC & Company Foundation, Con Edison, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Forest City Ratner Companies, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, TD Bank and Louis Jadot.

H.I.P. This event is made possible with support through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, a program of the New York City Council.

The glowing warmth and electricity of Black teens in love. Two mothers reckon with their marriage and their relationship with their troubled son in With Teeth by Kristen Arnett. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn, Turkle searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries.

And Melissa Broders Milk Fed follows a woman who obsessively counts calories as she severs ties with her mother and finds herself on an unexpected spiritual journey. Moderated by The Marshall Projects Keri Blakinger. The programs range from an exciting kick-off dance party to film screenings to trivia nights to author appearances, and include programs by returning curators as well as many fresh new voices, all of whom contribute to the rich tapestry of New York Citys literary arts scene., Each day offers a plethora of unique literary events, said Carolyn Greer, Festival Co-Producer and Bookends Co-Chair, As with fantastic restaurant menu, its impossible to experience everything.

Join Publishers Weeklys Writer to Watch Dantiel Moniz, whose Florida-based story collection Milk Blood Heat explores lives interrupted by violence; award-winning novelist Francisco Goldman, who illuminates the profound challenges of living between worlds in his new novel Monkey Boy; and New York Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins, whose novel Caul Baby depicts women who dont give up the fight. Moderated by author Jasmine Guillory (While We Were Dating). She is joined in conversation by poet Hafizah Geter to discuss her poetry which examines her life experiences and what it is like to be a Black woman, and Cave Canem and how the community she helped build shaped the future of poetry. 32 is hosting a discussion about Managerial Liberalism and Our Discontentis there liberal exhaustion? We have an incredible lineup of over 50 literary-themed events in multiple boroughs, in clubs, bookstores, libraries, theaters, and open spaces throughout the city. The 2022 Festival will be in-person in Downtown Brooklyn and virtual for all to enjoy. Were thrilled launch the Brooklyn Book Festival with a week of programs highlighting the dynamism and creative talent of the festivals literary partners and publishers, said BKBF Bookends Committee Co-Chair Paul W. Morris. Greenlight Books (Brooklyn) presents Ann Patchett launching her seventh book, Commonwealth, at St. Josephs College. Join these authors for a conversation about their new books and how the sexiest stories are sometimes also the funniest.

Meanwhile, the protagonist of Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasams A Passage North, contends with the echoes of the countrys thirty-year civil war. Plus, enjoy our gallery of photos celebrating authors, books and publishers. Its going to be great! Henry and Lin will discuss their inspiration from working in Hollywood, how they met, and their writing process for the Alien Superstar series.

The Brooklyn Book Festival proudly honors poet Toi Derricotte with its 2021 BoBi Award, the Festivals highest honor, in recognition of her work as a poet and award-winning writer, and as the co-founder of Brooklyn-based Cave Canem.

In Brazilian writer Beatriz Brachers Antonio (translated by Adam Morris), meanwhile, social constraints and family secrets combine to doom an idealistic, wayward son to madness; and in Catalan poet Eva Baltasars debut novel, Permafrost (translated by Julia Sanches),a fiercely independent womans search for personal freedom nearly drives her over the edge. And, of course, what can you do to avoid cliche or sentimentality? The Brooklyn Book Festival proudly honors poet. Moderated by Merve Emre, Professor of English at the University of Oxford, critic, and editor of The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway. Nguyens latest novel, The Committed, follows the man of two minds as he takes refuge in 1980s Paris, only to find himself immersed in the citys criminal underworld. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. THE GALAXY.

Greed runs rampant when a powerful new metal arrives on earth in the wake of a meteor shower, spawning a resource frenzy that engulfs a small community. By continuing, you consent to use of all cookies. Moderated by Anderson Tepper. First Seconds 10th Anniversary party and reading at Mama Says Comics Rock will feature Faith Evan Hicks. Join Uyghur poets Tahir Hamut Izgil and Muyesser Abdelehed Hendan, as well as historian and translator Joshua L. Freeman, for a reading and panel discussion of exile, crisis, and resilience in contemporary Uyghur verse. A sweltering summer night. The 2022 Festival will be in-person in Downtown Brooklyn and virtual for all to enjoy. Experience select programs of the 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival. Havent had enough of politics? Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly). He lands a role on a popular Hollywood sitcom and becomes an overnight heartthrob. Moderated by Ama Codjoe (Blood of the Air). Since 2017, the tradition has been critically threatened by Chinas mass internment and cultural genocide of the Uyghur people. A dystopian London, a child caught in the midst of a deadly epidemic, and a grieving taxi driver in a ghostly Washington, D.C. Join the authors of A River Called Time (Courttia Newland), Phase Six (Jim Shepard), and Creatures of Passage (Morowa Yejid) for a conversation on what draws them to speculative fiction, from world-building to the mechanics that make a story tick. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news. How can it retain their voices, and the spirit that animates their efforts?

BROOKLYN, NY Friday, August 26, 2016New York City is indeed the capital of the literary world the week of September 12-18, 2016, when the Brooklyn Book Festivalpresents Bookends, more than 50 special events that highlight the literary diversity of New York City across the boroughs. Join Uyghur poets, , for a reading and panel discussion of exile, crisis, and resilience in contemporary Uyghur verse. By continuing, you consent to use of all cookies. Moderated by Nadja Spiegelman, Astra Magazine. By continuing, you consent to use of all cookies. We were thrilled to return to a live Festival in 2021, in addition to presenting a full slate of virtual events. Poet, essayist, and critic Hanif Abdurraqib has been celebrated for the lyricism and intimacy of his writing, as well as the piercing clarity of his insights on music, race, and American culture. Join authors Nate Powell (Save it for Later), Sharon Lee De La Cruz (Im a Wild Seed), Beka Feathers (Re: Constitutions), and Dr. Rebecca Hall (Wake), in a wide-ranging discussion on understanding the historical roots of contemporary life in an effort to chart new and equitable social pathways into the future. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news. How much should the themes of these personal stories transcend their subjects? A family wrestles with the decision of whether or not to have a child in Peter Ho Daviess A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself.

Chancys What Storm, What Thunder, the islands devastating 2010 earthquake is recalled with an eerie relevance.

In an era when the definitions of life are being reconsidered, it is critically important that science education become more inclusive for all to be part of that discussion.

Presented by Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council. Moderated by, Water has taken over a hot world and few places survive, but a magical place called Garbagetown and a girl full of love. Education, agitprop, individual testimonies, evidence. Uyghur poetry has flourished for many centuries, its richness reflecting the cosmopolitanism of a culture at the crossroads of Eurasia. Moderated by Dwyer Murphy, editor in chief of CrimeReads. The 2022 Festival will be in-person in Downtown Brooklyn and virtual for all to enjoy. His newest work, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, is rightfully being lauded as his strongest to date.

Moderated by Natalie Green, National Book Foundation. newsday Since 2017, the tradition has been critically threatened by Chinas mass internment and cultural genocide of the Uyghur people.

Scientists and science writers discuss what it means to be alive in a world where life can be created, is under threat, and is still being discovered. Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop with our latest news.

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