The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day, and a celebratory Festival Day with more than three hundred authors, plus two hundred and fifty booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of booklovers of all ages. This year BKBF will feature authors including Jericho Brown, Ilya Kaminsky, Laila Lalami, Joyce Carol Oates, Téa Obreht, and Emily Nemens, Editor of The Paris Review.

Emily will be moderating the panel, "Village People: Rural Lives in a Global World"

10:00 am

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon Street

What becomes of rural life and literature in an overwhelmingly urbanized world? The verse of Windham Campbell Prize author Ishion Hutchinson’s House of Lords and Commons evokes a Jamaican countryside of revolutionary cane cutters and brilliant musical magpies. Maxim Osipov’s story collection Rock, Paper, Scissors updates the rich literature of Russia’s provinces with contemporary woes like medical tourism and nationalist politics. And in Jean-Baptiste del Amo’s Animalia, a French peasant smallholding evolves, over generations, into a hellish factory farm. Moderated by Emily Nemens, editor of The Paris Review

We’ll be there, too! Come visit us at booth number 307 where you can purchase the new Fall issue, as well as archival issues of The Paris Review and classic magazine merchandise, and meet some Paris Review staff.  See you at the Fest.



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