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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Do highly regarded, award winning fiction writers of color, like Colson Whitehead (photo), appeal to many non-minority readers? Does “a predominantly white publishing industry maintain[] the assumption that black literature lacks marketability”? Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 21) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel discussion, led by Hunter College professor and author […]

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Were Truman Capote’s Pants On Fire?

As BHB readers know well, Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood (as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A House on the Heights) while living at 70 Willow Street right here in Brooklyn Heights (when he did his writing, he wasn’t in Kansas anymore). Now, as this Wall Street Journal piece tells it, recently revealed […]

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Colson Whitehead to Read at City Tech Today

City Tech’s 28th Annual Literary Festival will feature novelist Colson Whitehead, whom Esquire magazine has called “the coolest writer in America”, reading from his works today at 5:00 P.M., at the Klitgord Auditorium, 285 Jay Street. Along with Mr. Whitehead, the event will also feature the sounds of Zozo Afrobeat. Admission is free, and all […]

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