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Eight Forty-Eight

Publisher celebrates Midwestern storytelling

The Midwest is defined by much more than its economy. Culture, for example--its customs and idiosyncrasie---make the region rich, especially for storytelling. Northern University Illinois Press found a way to celebrate Midwestern culture. The press launched the imprint Switchgrass Books, signaling a fresh commitment to publishing Midwestern authors. A couple of years ago, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy spoke with J. Alex Schwartz of NIU Press, who explained why the forum is so important.

Music Button: Rick Rizzo & Tara Key, "Hungry", from  the CD Double Star, (Thrill Jockey)

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