Sep 16

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“The stark, self-destructive voice of her debut is unforgettable.” — EW reviews Love Me Back by 5 Under 35 Honoree Merritt Tierce

“I find the adult world to be fairly boring.” — John Corey Whaley, who was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 

lauriehalseanderson:

When the National Book Awards longlist was announced, I was fly fishing in the Scottish Highlands w Husband; 2 most unlikely events EVER #gobsmacked #grateful #dazedandconfused

lauriehalseanderson:

When the National Book Awards longlist was announced, I was fly fishing in the Scottish Highlands w Husband; 2 most unlikely events EVER #gobsmacked #grateful #dazedandconfused

Sep 15

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National Book Foundation at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival is packed full of terrific events with some of the best authors around. If you’re headed to the festival on Sunday, here’s a schedule featuring writers in the National Book Foundation family. And don’t forget to join us on Wednesday for a screening of The Residue Years: The Documentary by Mitchell S. Jackson!

10:00 AM
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In ______ We Trust
feat. Fiona Maazel at the Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge

11:00 AM
21st Century Narrators, Presented by London Review of Books
feat. Ben Lerner at the North Stage

The Hilarity of Death and Deadlines
feat. Roz Chast at the Saint Francis College Auditorium

12:00 PM
About Africa
feat. Dinaw Mengestu at the St. Francis MrArdle

Join the Coversation
feat. Mary Gordon at the Borough Hall Courtroom

1:00 PM
Eye of the Beholder
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feat. James McBride at the Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom

New York, New York
feat Coe Booth and Rebecca Stead at the Youth Pavilion

How to Write About a City
feat. Philip Lopate and Lynn Sharon Schwartz at the Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge

Poets Laureate Past and Present
feat. Rita Dove, Marie Howe, and Alice Quinn at the Main Stage

2:00 PM
That’s Entertainment!
feat Adele Griffin at the Youth Pavilion

A Force Unleashed, Presented by the Brooklyn Public Library
feat. Tiphanie Yanique at the Borough Hall Courtoom

3:00 PM
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The Looming Past
feat. Julie Otsuka at the North Stage

Where I’m Writing From: Hometown Fiction
feat. Rene Steinke at St. Francis McArdle

I Love You. The End.
feat. Ann Brashares at the Youth Pavilion

New Works: A Poetry Reading
feat. Lucie Brock Broido at the Brooklyn Historical Society Library

3:30 PM
Influence of the Real
Feat. Francine Prose and Joyce Carol Oates at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church

4:00 PM
BKBF Presents James McBride, 2014 BoBi Honoree
feat. James McBride at the Borough Hall Courtroom

Darkness on the Edge of Town
feat. Mitchell S. Jackson at the Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom

Family and Home
feat. Tiphanie Yanique at the Borough Hall Media Room

5:00 PM
Online Lives
feat. Andre Dubus III and Joshua Ferris at the Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge

Trust Me, Really
feat. Ben Greenman at the Brooklyn Historical Society Library

Poetic Visions
feat. Mark Doty and Craig Teicher at the Brooklyn Historical Society

“John Ashbery is our T. S. Eliot, our Gertrude Stein. It’s vital that his work be authoritatively available in as many different formats as possible.” — Robert Polito, president of the Poetry Foundation.

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“Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, Twitter and Medium, and his wife, Sara Williams, said that in lieu of iPads, their two young boys have hundreds of books (yes, physical ones) that they can pick up and read anytime.” — Nick Biltons “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent”

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!

Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!


Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Sep 12

“The best teachers are artists.” — Stephen King

Via Electric Literature

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Sep 11

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