This Sunday, September 12, the Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the top book festivals in the country, will hold its fifth annual event. The Festival offers an all-star literary lineup of authors in contemporary literature such as Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Paul Auster, Venus Williams, Nelson George, Sarah Silverman,Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, John Ashbery, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman, Colson Whitehead, Francine Prose, Dennis Lehane, Per Petterson, Esmeralda Santiago, Pete Hamill, Jennifer Egan, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Maaza Mengiste, Paul Harding, Amy Goodman, Marlon James, Sarah MacLean, Jean Valentine, Elizabeth Nunez and many more, as well as children’s and young adult lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Scieszka, Jenny Han, Nina Crews, Mac Barnett, Tad Hills, Chris Raschka, MichaelRex, Matthew Reinhart and Francisco X. Stork.
You can watch Salman Rushdie and young novelist Tishani Doshi discuss Pakistani/Indian literature and culture. Hear what Paul Krugman has to say about the economy. Listen to the masterminds of modern crime fiction Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Alafair Burke, meditate on the insights of yoga-convert and humorist Neal Pollack, get cooking tips from the founders of Frankies Sputino and hear Sarah Silverman, John Hodgman and Kristen Schaal opine on life and comedy. Locations include Brooklyn Borough Hall/Columbus Park, St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Historical Society. by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism sponsor the Brooklyn Book Festival. The full program is available at Brooklyn Book Festival website.
This video offers more information on who will be at the event.