Tom Wolfe joins 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival

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More than 40,000 people attended last year’s Brooklyn Book Festival. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Officials have announced the lineup for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival.

More than 130 authors will attend the yearly event, which will be Sept. 22 at several locations in Brooklyn, including Borough Hall and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Authors scheduled to appear this year range from Meg Cabot to Pete Hamill. “Bonfire of the Vanities” author Tom Wolfe will also appear.

The festival will be supplemented with seven days of events at various places, such as parks and libraries, starting Sept. 16.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in the city, featuring author talks and various panels for all literary levels.

More than 40,000 visitors attended last year.

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz announced the lineup with prose full of puns.

“Brooklyn, or ‘Book-lyn,’ is the editorial capital of America and the writer’s capital of the world, all contributing to our growing reputation as our country’s creative hub and the literary center of the universe,”  he said. “Make sure you ‘book’ Sept. 22.”

Scope out the full author list here.


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