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December, 2007

Teen lit queen, Libba Bray

Checkin’ in with: Our interview with teen writing phenom Libba Bray. Comments (5)

Drink up

Drink up

Books: “Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to ‘Professor’ Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar,” is an awfully long name for a book when you’re sober. And after a few drinks, it becomes next to impossible. Comment

November, 2007

‘Grave’ event

Books: Where’s the best place to hold a reading from the new murder mystery, “Graving Dock”? An actual graving dock, of course. Comment

Get lit

Books: Some of the greatest writers of our day live in Brooklyn, but it’s far too rare that talents hailing from elsewhere make the borough a stop on their book tours. With BAM’s “Eat Drink and Be Literary” festival, that’s all about to change. Comment

Moore controversy

Books: Put down that Starbucks, get decked in your edgiest duds and head to Williamsburg’s Ad Hoc Art on Nov. 14 for a faux focus group celebrating the release of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book “Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity.” Comment

Bard girl

Books: In her debut novel, “Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking,” Prospect Heights resident Aoibheann Sweeney turns Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on its head with a modern interpretation. Her protagonist, Miranda, shares a name with the Bard’s character, but is raised on an island off of Maine, not Italy, and instead of running off to Milan, she sets her sights on New York.  Comment

We be stylin’

We be stylin’

Books: We’ve had hip-hop on our stereo for years now, but on Nov. 3, it will be invading our bookshelf. “The Breaks: Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982–1990,” a new coffee table book by famed hip-hop photographer Janette Beckman, unearths classic shots of that era’s most significant players, from Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash to Tone Loc and the Beastie Boys.   Comment

October, 2007

Checkin’ in with: Two twins, separated at birth, are reunited in Brooklyn. Comments (7)

September, 2007

The Brooklyn book bash

Books: GO Brooklyn hits the Brooklyn Book Festival. Comment

Whitmania

Books: Walt’s first and only novel comes out of the vault. Comment
Books: Jeff Hobbs’s book heads towards the big screen. Comment

’Hack’tress

Books: GO’s in the cab with author Melissa Plaut. Comment

Book it

Books: We hope you did your summer reading because on Sept. 16, the second annual Brooklyn Book Festival is hitting town. Comment

Hynes reads them his writes

Books: Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe “ Hynes thinks he is wielding a new, extra-legal deterrent against police corruption — his debut novel. Comment

Mike Albo

Checkin’ in with: Has the Fort Greene writer grown to miss his $4 lemonades while away for a summer in the country? Comments (1)

August, 2007

Sweet ‘Bunny’

Sweet ‘Bunny’

Books: Mo Willems is the borough’s Auster for youngsters. Comment

‘Mo’ to read

Books: Four more of Mo Willems’ lovable characters. Comment

Take a hike

Take a hike

Books: New borough walking guide makes tourists of us all Comments (1)

Auf Wiedersehen!

Books: Local author releases book, leaves Brooklyn for Berlin. Comment

July, 2007

She’s got Moore

She’s got Moore

Books: Prospect Heights overachiever releases book and record this summer. Comment

Cold case

Books: Dead letters come to life at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comment

Sketched out

Sketched out

Books: ‘Local’ comic book writer Brian Wood immortalizes the borough. Comment

Mature magic

Books: Grown-up Harry Potter party makes kids vanish! Comment

June, 2007

Making book on the water

Brooklyn South: A used-book store on Columbia Streets needs a new partner. Only book lovers need apply! Comment

Rick Moody

Checkin’ in with: The ‘Ice Storm’ writer sits down with GO Brooklyn for a chat. Comment

All the page

All the page

Books: GO Brooklyn’s guide to the borough’s best summer books. Comment

Gale force reading

Books: Brooklyn’s favorite romance author gives us tips on sultry summer reading. Comment

Gabriel Cohen

Checkin’ in with: Ditmas Park author and reading series founder chats with GO Brooklyn. Comment

May, 2007

Working week

Working week

Books: Joshua Ferris chronicles life in cubicles. Comment

April, 2007

If it ain’t “Broke”

Books: “Leaves of Grass” is great and all, but how long can Brooklyn hang its hat on one epic poem?  Comment

Masha Hamilton

Checkin’ in with: Do you love your favorite book enough to, well, let it go? Masha Hamilton hopes so. Comment

Write or wrong

Books: Colson Whitehead gives speech at LIU, doesn’t return our calls. Comments (1)

March, 2007

Books: Boerum Hill’s prodigal son returns with his new Brooklyn-free novel. Comment

Dandy ‘Candy’

Books: Brooklyn writer Emily Barton hits Pete’s Candy Shop. Comment

February, 2007

Dirty words

Dirty words

Books: Former Nerve.com sexpert Grant Stoddard comes clean to GO Brooklyn about his checkered past. Comment

Tattle’s tale

Books: “It’s an enchanting lifestyle,” Michael Musto, veteran gossip columnist for the Village Voice, said of his existence, and it’s no joke. Comments (1)

January, 2007

Canon-ized

Books: Author James Canon returns to Brooklyn to read from his debut novel. Comment

Book mark: Dine with famous authors at BAM

Books: Eat Drink & Be Literary Festival returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 11 with Pete Hamill, Kurt Andersen and more literary lions. Comment
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