Check Out Our 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Authors!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

September 26, 2021
 — October 4, 2021

Top literary authors appearing in virtual and in person programs are Hanif Abdurraqib, Rumaan Alam, Paul Auster, Alison Bechdel, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Michelle Bowdler, Melissa Broder, Aminder Dhaliwal, Danielle Evans, Tim Fielder, Jorie Graham, Lauren Groff, Candice Iloh, Donika Kelly, Nicole Krauss, Rachel Kushner, K’wan, Talib Kweli, Jonathan Lethem, Elizabeth Lim, Adam Mansbach, Heather McGhee, Walter Mosley, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joyce Carol Oates, George Packer, R.J. Palacio, Nate Powell, Francine Prose, Sjón, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jess Walter, Carl Zimmer, and many more!

This year’s Main Festival Day and Literary Marketplace, Sunday October 3, will take place in person in Downtown Brooklyn as well as virtually. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for adults and kids ages 12+ at all indoor and outdoor author programs. Masks are required at signing lines.

At our live BKBF Children’s Day, Saturday, October 2, families will enjoy a full day of readings, workshops, performances, book signings, yoga, and art projects with favorite authors and illustrators. Masks are required for all adults and children ages 2+ at all author programs, activities and signing lines.

Citywide Bookend events take place from September 26 to October 4. 

Updates & News

2021 author announcement
The Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced a blockbuster lineup of 140-plus authors from around the world who will gather for its 16th Broo…