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Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Features Karl Ove Knausgård, Granta, Ishion Hutchinson And More (PHOTOS)

This Sept. 18, 2011 photo shows crowds at events during the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival, in the Brooklyn borough of New York,
This Sept. 18, 2011 photo shows crowds at events during the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, which has quickly become one of the nation’s top events of its kind since starting in 2006. This year’s festival is scheduled for Sept. 23 in and around Brooklyn Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn, with more than 280 writers participating and crowds expected to approach 40,000. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Book Festival, Kathryn Kirk)

At this point New Yorkers know Brooklyn’s reputation as the land of literary magazines, or as the Guardian called it, “a writers’ mecca.”

Therefore, it's no surprise more than 280 authors and swarms of bibliophiles are gathering in the borough to celebrate one of the most prominent literary events of the year: the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival.

HuffPost has personally curated our favorites from the festival below. Happy reading!

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2012 Brooklyn Book Festival