Thankfully YouTube has allowed our account to upload more than 15 minutes at a time because this is seriously a great video. Last but not least in our Book Fest video series this year came from the last and likely largest panel of the day featuring Dan Savage.
Towards the end of Brooklyn Book Fest we headed over to the Brooklyn Historical Society’s gorgeous old library for “Power to the People: Grassroots Revolution in the Post-Hope Era.”
In this video, Hayes takes a really long time just to tell us that OWS and the Tea Party have enough in common to be friends.
At this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival authors Baratunde Thurston, Rebecca Walker and Wesley Yang discussed “The Politics of Identity—Do They Still Matter?” moderated by Amitava Kumar.
Shelly Oria’s final contribution is about a man who wanted to be a better man—the kind of man who’s not a prisoner of his own anatomy, the kind of man who saves a life if he can, expecting nothing in return.
Our guest contributor Shelly Oria’s third contribution is an essay about returning to Tel Aviv to visit her sister.
Our November guest contributor Shelly Oria is also a playwright, and has contributed this excerpt of her original work, Emma’s Undoing. Meet Sergey, Emma and Barco, and their Russian humor.
The following clips – it’s a long story, there are two – feature Jennifer Egan reading from her latest novel A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Author David Goodwillie reads from his novel American Subversive at the Franklin Park Reading Series in Crown Heights.
So here’s the thing: I live in Manhattan. I realize this admission may count as blasphemy in these parts, but I spend what seems like several night a week in Brooklyn, and well, there’s nothing like an outsider’s perspective to keep people honest. I also write about Brooklyn a great deal, in both my fiction and non-fiction, so why don’t we start there and see what happens.