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Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘Oscar Wao’ Author Draws Overflow Crowd to St. Francis College Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. While the fortunate ones packed the school’s Founders Hall, Díaz generously treated the crowd Read More →

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Brooklyn BookBeat Michael Cunningham, world-renowned novelist, never dreamed of growing up to be a writer. “I was much more visual…I thought I would be a painter,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Hours” revealed to an audience Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). But to the fortune of his fans, Cunningham took a writing class in college Read More →

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John Doman, Mercedes Ruehl Among Readers Of Andrea Chapin’s Historical Novel ‘The Tutor’ “This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” author Andrea Chapin told a crowd in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday night. Nearly 100 fans and friends of the writer gathered at the home of Rachel Foster and Alain Kodsi to celebrate Chapin’s debut novel, “The Tutor” Read More →

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“Sorry, we are closed tonight. A car just crashed into our restaurant,” a tweet from Cobble Hill’s Henry Public bar stated Monday evening. Matt Dawson, one of the restaurant owners, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. Monday, smashing in half of the storefront and unhinging the door. No one was Read More →