Brooklyn Book Festival 2011 photography by Artvesta Studio
Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Tatiana Valerie, the owner of Artvesta studio, was the photographer at Brooklyn Book Festival gala event hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism.
Each year, the Brooklyn Book Festival “BoBi” Award is given to an author who has had a broad impact on the field of literature. This year’s recipient is Jhumpa Lahiri, who was celebrated at the Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle on Saturday, September 17, hosted by the Green Building in Carroll Gardens.
Lahiri also participated in this year’s Festival program, in a conversation with book critic Liesl Schillinger at St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights.[Gallery not found]
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (Annual awards by Columbia University), the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Lahiri’s most recent book of short stories, entitled Unaccustomed Earth, received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (the world’s largest prize for a short story collection) and was a finalist for the Story Prize.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council. It presents an array of literary stars and emerging authors representing the exciting world of literature today. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages.
Official Brooklyn Book Festival Website: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/_blog/Press_Room