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25 inspiring authors for the aspiring writer
Dec. 12, 2013
Plus, tips on how to write from the authors themselves.
Vote on the ultimate Chicago book
May. 7, 2013
Which should it be? Quoting from the guy who asked this question: “Tales, facts, history, engineering, architecture, trivia... you name it. One book!”
‘Push’ author revisits childhood abuse in second novel
Mar. 23, 2013
Sapphire does not shy away from difficult subjects. In
, the sequel to her 1996 novel
, she again takes up the topic of childhood sexual abuse, and what happens when institutions that are supposed to protect children fail to do so.
The short, unhappy life of Algren street
Nov. 12, 2012
Columnist Mike Royko thought renaming a street would be a worthy tribute to his friend Nelson Algren. He didn't reckon with the neighborhood vigilantes.
Why Jami Attenberg brought 'The Middlesteins' back home
Nov. 7, 2012
Chicagoland native Jami Attenberg sets her fourth novel in her home town. We chat with her on the eve of her reading here.
A photo worth more than a thousand words
Oct. 27, 2012
Novelist Don DeLillo says some of his densest, most complex tomes have been inspired by viewing a single painting or photograph.
100 years ago, Chicagoan started Poetry magazine
Oct. 16, 2012
100 years ago this month, Chicagoan Harriet Monroe published the first issue of
In praise of 'One Book, One Chicago'
Sep. 27, 2012
There are immense pleasures in our city’s tradition of reading together.
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