Oct 3- Oct 9, 2011 Edition Brooklyn Book Festival Picks Winners of Fave Contest

BROOKLYN, NY/AUTHORLINK NEWS/ October 3, 2011– Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, AT&T and the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 29 announced that authors Kate Beaton, Alan Heathcock and Alia Malek were the top three vote-getters in the first ever “AT&T Fan Fave Contest” as part of the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival. AT&T was a proud sponsor of the Book Festival, which drew more than 35,000 book lovers from September 15 – 18. The recipients’ cash prizes will be donated to the literary or literacy charities of their choosing.

First place winner Beaton was presented with a $3,500 check from BP Markowitz at Brooklyn Borough Hall, and was joined by her selected charity, 826NYC, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit literary organization for young writers represented by Joan Kim, and Twanda Washington of AT&T. The Cabin in Boise, Idaho is the beneficiary of the $2,500 second place prize won by Heathcock; Malek’s $1,500 third place prize will be donated to Voice of Witness.

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.

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