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Brooklyn Book Festival: Virtual Festival Day with Alain Mabanckou

The Brooklyn Book Festival is New York City’s largest free literary festival and connects readers with local, national and international authors and publishers during the course of a celebratory literary week. This year, the festival will feature the great writer Alain Mabanckou.

The Festival presents original programming and enthusiastically welcomes New York City’s cross cultural book readers as well as national and international attendees. The Festival is known for fostering creative dialogue among the authors, presenting new literary voices as well as established authors, and for serving the literary community by providing a highly visible platform for the work of authors and publishers.The Brooklyn Book Festival was launched in 2006 as a one-day event to address the need for a free, major literary event that embraced the diverse constituencies of New York City. It has since grown to include 8 days of city-wide Bookend events, its flagship Festival Day with 300 authors and a Literary Marketplace with 250 independent and major publishers, and the BKBF Children’s Day that celebrates childhood reading. The Festival’s credo is “hip, smart and diverse”.


Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo in 1966. An award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, Mabanckou currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of African PsychoBroken GlassBlack Bazaar, and Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, as well as The Lights of Pointe-NoireBlack Moses, and The Death of Comrade President (The New Press). In 2015, Mabanckou was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize.


Virtual Festival Day

Join the festivities on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10am – 8pm as nearly 100 national and international authors participate in a full day of virtual programming of readings and discussions. Authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics will be presented.

Literary Bookend events will take place from September 28 – October 5.

Audiences from all over the globe will join on Festival Day and Children’s Day, for a line-up of free public programming.  Most Bookend events are also free!

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More info here.

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