Brooklyn Book Festival 2012

Beautiful day, great panels, huge crowd, books everywhere. Big cheers for an awesome Brooklyn Book Festival.

“Characters on Characters” panel featuring Dennis Lehane, Edwidge Danticat, and Walter Mosley. By far my favorite panel comment came from Dennis Lehane, talking about the “literary fiction” he is absolutely not interested in: “I don’t care about a middle-aged professor having an affair with his student written by a middle-aged professor having an affair with his student.”

“The Sex Panel: Taboo in Pictures,” moderated Heidi MacDonald, featuring Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Leela Corman, Molly Crabapple, and Bob Fingerman.

Fantastic panel (“1st over 40”) moderated by Alexander Chee featuring writers who broke through after 40: Carin Clevidence, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, and Julia Glass.

There was always a flurry of activity at the Greenlight Bookstore booth.