Brooklyn author Jeff Diamant will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Aug. 7 to discuss his book “Heist.” Photo by Gayle Shomer

“Heist,” by Brooklyn author Jeff Diamant, was originally published in 2002 and is the basis of the forthcoming major motion picture “Masterminds,” starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristin Wiig. Now, Diamant’s revised and updated edition chronicles the incredible true story of a cast of irresistibly colorful, down-on-their-luck characters in a small, poor town in North Carolina, Read More →

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Brooklyn BookBeat Brooklyn Daily Eagle Books Beneath the Bridge, a free summer literary series hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC), is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park for its fourth season. Sponsored by AT&T, the program partners with independent bookstores that curate outdoor readings, which include a Q&A and book signing with featured authors. Read More →

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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: ‘The Blondes’ Author to Speak in Cobble Hill You may want to think twice about making that dumb blonde joke after reading Brooklynite Emily Schultz’s new novel, “The Blondes” (Thomas Dunne Books), which will be available April 21. Schultz takes a seemingly innocuous character trait — blonde hair — and turns it into Read More →

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Brooklyn BookBeat In his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” set in 1930, former Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck looks at Heights institutions past and present — the docks at the foot of Montague Street, the Hotel Margaret, Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle itself — as seen through the eyes of the cops at the Poplar Street precinct house. Read More →