Books go big at annual Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn was all about the books as Borough Hall played host to the 10th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20.

Known as the largest free literary event in New York City, the festival presents an array of national and international literary figures and emerging authors, and, according to the festival’s website, is a “hip, smart, [and] diverse gathering” that “attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.”

This year’s program featured literary big-timers like Jonathan Lethem, Edwidge Danticat, David Levithan, Paul Beatty, Salman Rushdie, Margo Jefferson, Joseph Stiglitz, Tavi Gevinson, Dennis Lehane, Jessica Abel, Chris Hayes, Elizabeth Alexander, John Leguizamo, Laura Lippman, Matt de la Pena, Judah Friedlander, Chris Kluwe, E. Lockhart, Joyce Carol Oates, Marlon James, Daniel Alarcón, Terry McMillan, David Simon, Lauren Groff, Paul Goldberger, Tracy K. Smith, Ada Limon, Mariko Tamaki, Adrian Tomine, Wendy Pini, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Sloane Crosley, John Williams and many more.

The day’s events lasted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and featured discussions, seminars, and book talks on all topics.

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