Local fiction enthusiasts and Anglophiles alike—not to mention those of us who fall into both camps—were thrilled when Martin Amis made Brooklyn his home last summer, and now we are getting a chance to reap the benefits. Amis, the celebrated writer who the New York Times Book Review called “his generation’s top literary dog” (and who gained one devoted follower over a decade ago when I read London Fields in an undergrad Modern British Lit class), will appear at BAM tonight for a reading and conversation with Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker’s fiction editor. The event kicks off this season of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, a series that brings superstar novelists to BAMCafé between now and June to read and discuss their work over dinner and wine. The Amis event is nearly sold out–though you may be lucky to snag a pair if you call 718-636-4100 stat–as are other fantastic evenings with the likes of Junot Díaz and Jamaica Kincaid. You will have better luck seeing Colson Whitehead, Nell Freudenberger, and Keith and Masha Gessen, however–just get tickets now. They are $55 each, which is a bargain when you consider it includes intellectual enlightenment, dinner, and free-flowing wine. – K.H.
Make yourself a cherry pie, whether or not you’re a Twin Peaks fanatic prepping for the return of the Agent Cooper, Sheriff Truman and the Double R Diner.
From bike parties to floating food forests, there’s a ton of great events to enjoy this week, but you’re forgiven if you just want to skip to Twin Peaks.
Some say that the neighborhood restaurant is a dying breed in New York City. Not at River Deli, which is not a deli at all, in Brooklyn Heights.
Emma Straub opened an indie bookstore called Books Are Magic, joining a distinguished group of independent booksellers in Brooklyn. These are our faves.
Yes, the White House sent an email introducing the American people to a bunny named Marlon Bundo today. There’s also plenty of fun to be had this week.