Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 18 (10am-6pm, rain or shine)
BKBF Children's Day: Literary Celebration for Families and Children
Saturday September 17th (10am-4pm, rain or shine)
Full Week of Literary “Bookend” Events
September 12th – 18th

Download the complete festival program

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. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

AUTHORS INCLUDE Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Helen Garner, Karin Slaughter, Bruce Schneier, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Thomas Frank, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

Fall 2016 NYC Culture Calendars / Arts Previews

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council continue to add acclaimed and best-selling authors to its sparkling line-up of national and international authors slated to take part in the Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC’s and the nation’s hippest event celebrating the written word. The festival welcomes back AT&T as its major sponsor.
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Highlights of the 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival

Did you miss the festival this year? Or want to relive the moment? Give a listen to three of the festival's most popular programs:

Triple Crown
Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates and Esmeralda Santiago in a conversation moderated by NYT Book Review editor Greg Cowles.

Blood Relatives
Kaylie Jones, Dennis Lehane, and Terry McMillan talk about families and crime in a conversation moderated by John Williams.

Best of Brooklyn
Edwidge Danticat, Jonathan Lethem, and Pete Hamill, three of the festival's BoBI Award winners (Best of Brooklyn award) in a conversation moderated by Johnny Temple.