Brooklyn Voices: A Literary Series at St. Joseph's College

Greenlight Bookstore partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of literary presentations and discussions. Since 2012, the series has hosted luminary authors including Mark Bittman, Michael Chabon, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Teju Cole, John Darnielle, Junot Diaz, Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Eric Foner, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hayes, Khaled Hosseini, Ezra Klein, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jhumpa Lahiri, Greil Marcus, David Mitchell, Ann Patchett, Marie Ponsot, Dan Rather, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti Smith, Zadie Smith, Lindy West, Colson Whitehead, Hanya Yanagihara, and others at Tuohy Hall, part of the college’s historic Pratt-designed campus in Clinton Hill.

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LIVE in person at St. Joseph’s College
Tuesday, February 15, 7:30PM ET
Book Launch: Marlon James presents Moon Witch, Spider King
Interviewer To Be Announced!
Co-presented by St. Joseph's College and Greenlight Bookstore
Part of the Brooklyn Voices series
Tickets $30 (book included)

Join Greenlight Bookstore and St. Joseph’s College as we celebrate the return of our Brooklyn Voices series (in person!) by welcoming award-winning author Marlon James for the launch of Moon Witch, Spider King, the second installment in his acclaimed Dark Star trilogy—his “African Game of Thrones”. In the New York Times bestselling first installment, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. Now, in Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him. It’s also the story of a century-long feud—seen through the eyes of a 177-year-old witch—that Sogolon had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. James takes us deep into Sogolon’s world as she fights to tell her own story, the chronicle of an indomitable woman who bows to no man. Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the launch of this epic tour de force with James, in conversation with an interviewer to be announced, for nothing less than an ecstatic odyssey through questions of power, personality, and whether truth is possible when the power of storytelling is available only to a select few. 

Each ticket includes a signed copy of Moon Witch, Spider King, to be picked up at the event. Proof of vaccination upon entry and mask-wearing are required to attend this event.

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Marlon James photo credit: Mark Seliger

Can't make it to a Brooklyn Voices event?  You can still order the featured books below, and request a signed or personalized copy in the Order Comments field at checkout!  Signed books will be available following the scheduled event. Please note that purchase of a book is not equivalent to purchase of a ticket. 


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Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220201
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

From Marlon James, author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy.

Why We're Polarized Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476700328
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 28th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525659044
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477312339
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: University of Texas Press - March 31st, 2020

Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250621566
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Celadon Books - May 26th, 2020

Surviving Autocracy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593188934
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020