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The BKBF Interview: Zoraida Córdova

The BKBF Interview continues this week with author Zoraida Córdova. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s Children’s Day authors. Tune in…

The BKBF Interview: Tami Charles

The BKBF Interview continues this week with author Tami Charles. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s Children’s Day authors. Tune in…

The BKBF Interview: Meg Medina

The BKBF Interview continues this week with award-winning author Meg Medina. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s authors. Tune in on Saturday,…

The BKBF Interview: Kevin Nguyen

The BKBF Interview continues this week with award-winning author Kevin Nguyen. BKBF interviews Kevin Nguyen, author of the novel, New Waves. This weekly series of Q&As…

The BKBF Interview: Brandy Colbert

The BKBF Interview continues this week with author Brandy Colbert. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s exciting young adult authors. BKBF…

The BKBF Interview: Yao Xiao

The BKBF Interview continues this week with author Yao Xiao. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s Festival authors. BKBF interviews Yao Xiao, debut…

The BKBF Interview: Aisha Saeed

The BKBF Interview continues this week with bestselling author Aisha Saeed. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s YA Out Loud authors. BKBF interviews Aisha…

The BKBF Interview: Brit Bennett

The BKBF Interview kicks off this week with award-winning author Brit Bennett. This weekly series of Q&As features some of this year’s Festival authors. BKBF…

The BKBF Interview: Dave Cullen

The BKBF Interview with Dave Cullen, author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement.   Where is your favorite place to read? My overstuffed couch with…

The BKBF Interview: Mira Jacob

The question isn't "where does Mira Jacob locate her 'to be read' stack," it's more "where in Mira's apartment isn't there a mini-stack or two?!"

Drag and Gender (audio)

Gender and politics meet in a conversation about drag performance and the cultural climate of our time. Listen!

2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Features Stellar Line-Up, Colson Whitehead wins Best of Brooklyn Award

Brooklyn Book Fest 2017 will feature Jessica Abel, Stig Abell, Jami Attenberg, Gabrielle Bell, Laurie Berkner, Alexandra Bracken, Thi Bui, Deborah Campbell, Dame Darcy, Sarah Dessen, Angela Dominguez, Sharon Draper, Jonathan Safran Foer, Carolyn Forché, Santiago Gamboa, Nelson George, Alex Gilvarry, Chris Hayes, Siri Hustvedt, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgård, Victor LaValle, Jonathan Lethem, Robin Coste Lewis, E. Lockhart, and hundreds more.   Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award.   Adrian Tomine and Rodrigo Corral have teamed up to design this year’s Festival art poster. Click here for the current full list of confirmed authors   Learn more.

Do you like surprises?

Support the festival with a contribution of $100 or more and as a thank you we will send you a Brooklyn Book Festival tote bag and the festival organizers’ choice of book from one of the many outstanding authors we presented this year.

Fall 2016 NYC Culture Calendars / Arts Previews

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council continue to add acclaimed and best-selling authors to its sparkling line-up of national and international authors slated to take part in the Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC’s and the nation’s hippest event celebrating the written word. The festival welcomes back AT&T as its major sponsor.

Brooklyn Book Festival Announces 2016 Authors and Events!

Literary stars pack BKBF's fall lineup, including: Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, Ken Bruen, Margo Jefferson, Alexander Chee, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Álvaro Enrigue, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Fred Kaplan, Karin Slaughter, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong and hundreds more!

2014 Festival Launch

Press release PDF download: {module_literature,i,124808} FEATURING OVER 250 AUTHORS at the festival including Paul Auster, Gabrielle Bell, Ann Brashares, Charles Burns, Roz Chast, Amit Chaudhuri,…

We’re looking for volunteers!

The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes and appreciates volunteers at the festival. There are a variety of festival posts for volunteers (from author escorts to line…