Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings” earned him a spot on the shortlist. Photo by Jeffrey Skemp

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are: Paul Beatty, “The Sellout “ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) Maud Casey, “The Man Who Walked Away “ (Bloomsbury USA) Stuart Dybek, “Paper Lantern” (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) David Gilbert, “& Sons “(Random 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 “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” is the fourth novel from award-winning novelist and The Believer magazine founding co-editor, Vendela Vida. Vida will be at the powerHouse Arena at 37 Main St. in DUMBO on June 9 for a reading of her new novel. Character-driven and psychologically penetrating, this novel of ideas set in Read More →

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Student Uses Heights Upbringing as Subject Matter Vincenzo Ciccone used his experience of growing up in Brooklyn Heights as his inspiration for a poem that won him the 2015-16 Truman Capote Scholarships for creative writing at Xavier University of Louisiana. Ciccone, a senior at the university, and fellow student Huda Afandeh each won $14,000 in Read More →

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Brooklyn BookBeat From restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, “Subway Adventure Guide: New York City” explores more than three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread throughout the five boroughs and all 30 subway lines. Authors Kyle Knoke (Allen/James Design) and Amy Plitt (TimeOut NY, Conde Nast Traveler) will take part in a book launch and discussion at Downtown Brooklyn’s New Read More →