The Brooklyn Book Festival is an annual book fair held in Brooklyn, New York. It was begun in 2006 by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who wanted to showcase the "Brooklyn voice" in literature, as numerous authors reside in the borough. However, in recent years the fair has expanded its scope and hosted many non-Brooklyn writers, including Joan Didion, Dennis Lehane, John Reed, Rosanne Cash and Dave Eggers.
Unlike most book fairs, the Brooklyn Book Festival caters to the adult readership, although they also feature numerous activities and readings for children. In 2009, attendance reached 30,000.
The festival includes themed readings and panel discussions. The 2010 festival took place on Sunday, September 12, at Brooklyn Borough Hall/Columbus Park, St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Historical Society, with "bookend events" elsewhere in the borough from Friday, September 10 through the 12th.
- ^ Brooklyn Book Festival Official site.
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- ^ A Literary Voice With a Pronounced Brooklyn Accent, Dinitia Smith, the New York Times, September 15, 2006; accessed 11/18/2010.
- ^ Joyce Carol Oates, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding bound to show up at Brooklyn book fest, Elizabeth Lazarowitz, New York Daily News, June 3, 2010; accessed 11/18/2010.
- ^ Spare Times: For Children, Laurel Graeber, New York Times, September 9, 2010; accessed 11/18/2010.
- ^ Brooklyn Book Festival to Take Place September 12, Judith Rosen, Publishers Weekly, Sep 03, 2010; accessed 11/18/2010
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