2014 Brooklyn Book Festival Panel

​Join us for a panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival in downtown Brooklyn. READ MORE

Notes on Fiction: Marie-Helene Bertino

A concert surrounding the references in Bertino’s 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas READ MORE

Fiction Futures: Anita Shreve and Katy Simpson Smith

A conversation with Anita Shreve (Stella Bain) and debut novelist, Katy Simpson Smith (The Story of Land and Sea) READ MORE

Fiction Futures: Damon Galgut and Edmund White

Two writers will discuss their works. READ MORE


A Tribute to Bernard Malamud


Bernard Malamud would have turned 100 on April 26, 2014. On May 1, The Center for Fiction celebrated his life and work with a panel discussion featuring Alan Cheuse, Philip Davis, Clark Blaise, Liesl Schillinger, Kevin Baker, Peter Malamud Smith, Téa Obreht, and Bharati Mukherjee. The evening opened with an old Calliope recording of Malamud reading his story "The Mourners". As event organizer and debut novelist Boris Fishman said, "You have not heard Brooklyn like this in a very long time."


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