Literary critic Donna Seaman is always excited to share new book ideas. Summer is officially upon us on Friday so she discusses some titles that you can take on road trips or to the beach. What are you excited to read this summer?
As the assistant director of Creative Nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago, Adam McOmber teaches mythology as well as creative nonfiction, and serves as the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika.
Rebecca Makkai is an elementary school teacher living north of Chicago, and a short story writer whose work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and in editions of the annual The Best American Short Stories edited by such luminaries as S
A correction has been made to this story.Hester Smith knows a thing or two about failure. She’s ended up working at a greenhouse near the Mexican border despite a promising start in higher education. There she discovers a thriving business, not in plants, but in Mexican sex slaves.
The space shuttle Voyager is both the inspiration and title of the second collection by Chicago poet Srikanth Reddy. The University of Chicago assistant professor won the Asian American Literary Award for Facts for Visitors, his first book of poems.
Chicagoan Margaret Hawkins is perhaps best known for her work on the visual arts. But the writer, critic and Art Institute of Chicago professor has also penned three books, two of which are just out this fall. Her newest novel is How to Survive a Natural Disaster.