Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Excellent Brooklyn Book Festival

The gods have smiled (again) on the Brooklyn Book Festival. The weather was outstanding for this event which is becoming more major every year.

This year: more stages, more authors (both superstars and newly discovered) , more signings, more books, and Comic Con.

Authors Raina Telgemeier, Ann Martin, Danica Novgorodoff and George O'Connor speak about love, war and adventures in babysitting.

The Target dog entertained kids outside the red Target tent, where children's authors read their books and kids did arts and crafts.

The Brooklyn Book Festival “Best of Brooklyn” or “BoBi” Award for outstanding contributions to literature was presented to Haitian author Edwidge Danticat, at the Festival Gala on Saturday. St. Francis College presented its $50,000 literary prize for an author’s fourth book of fiction to Aleksandar Hemon (Love and Obstacles).

The Brooklyn Book Festival is put together by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism.

Photos by MK Metz

Previous Book Festival stories here.

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