Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events taking place throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors, books and conversations.
This year's lineup includes Jessica Abel, Stig Abell, Jami Attenberg, Gabrielle Bell, Laurie Berkner, Alexandra Bracken, Thi Bui, Deborah Campbell, Dame Darcy, Sarah Dessen, Angela Dominguez, Sharon Draper, Jonathan Safran Foer, Carolyn Forché, Santiago Gamboa, Nelson George, Alex Gilvarry, Chris Hayes, Siri Hustvedt, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgård, Victor LaValle, Jonathan Lethem, Robin Coste Lewis, E. Lockhart, Maja Lunde, Hisham Matar, Jennifer Mathieu, Claire Messud, Pankaj Mishra, David Barclay Moore, Eric Morse, George O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Morgan Parker, Mitali Perkins, Javaka Steptoe, Layli Long Soldier, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson, Gene Luen Yang, Ibi Zoboi, and hundreds more.
Colson Whitehead will received the Festival's Best of Brooklyn Award.