The Brooklyn Book Festival takes place Sept. 10, 11 and 12. It expands this year to 13 venues, 200-plus authors, and 175 booksellers, presses and publishers. Most of the core events will take place at the Borough Hall Courtroom, St. Francis College and Brooklyn Historical Society. This year’s literary line-up of events includes wordsmith giants like Salman Rushdie and Tishani Doshi discussing Indian-Pakistani literature; Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and Robin Wells talking up the economic crisis; Park Slope resident Paul Auster in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former New York State poet laureate John Ashbery; comedians Sarah Silverman and John Hodgman creating chuckles and chortles; Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane revealing the art of suspense with Alafair Burke; Ted Lee and Gabrielle Hamilton conversing about the cook at the keyboard; and Naomi Klein and Paul Reyes commenting on the culture of disaster.
This year’s weekend festival will also have plenty of events located all around the borough. Check out the Brooklyn Book Festival website for a full schedule of events.
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