Bill Daley is a Chicago Tribune food writer who covers food personalities, cooking techniques and trends. He answers food and drink queries from readers in a weekly online column called “The Daley Question.” He is active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Barbara D’Amato is the author of “Other Eyes,” “Death of a Thousand Cuts” and “White Male Infant,” among others. She is a past president of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. barbaradamato.com
Brian D’Amato is the author of “Beauty” and “In the Courts of the Sun,” and has written for magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Artforum. He has taught art and art history at the City University of New York, Ohio State University and Yale University. His sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries all over the world. briandamato.com
Ray Daniels is the founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program, the beer world’s equivalent to a sommelier. He has more than 20 years’ experience brewing and judging beers and is the author of “Designing Great Beers” and co-author of “Smoked Beers” and “Brown Ales.”
Alyssa Davis is a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago.
Jennifer Day is the editor of Printers Row Journal, the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday book section.
Lori Rader Day
Lori Rader Day is the author of a thriller forthcoming in summer 2014 from Seventh Street Books. She won Good Housekeeping’s first short story contest and the 2008 Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction from The Madison Review. Her stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, TimeOut Chicago, and After Hours.
Bobby Deen is the son of Food Network host and cookbook author Paula Deen, host of the Cooking Channel’s “Not My Mama’s Meals,” author of “From Mama’s Table to Mine,” and co-author of two cookbooks with his brother Jamie. He lives in Savannah, Ga.
James P. DeWan
James P. DeWan is a food writer, chef and culinary instructor. His column, “Prep School,” runs in the Chicago Tribune and has been collected into a book of the same name. He also is co-author of “The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills.”
Gioia Diliberto is a Chicago-based writer and the author oftwo historical novels and three biographies. Her book “Hadley,” the true story behind Ernest Hemingway’s memoir “A Moveable Feast,” was recently reissued as “Paris Without End.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian and Vanity Fair.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Divakaruni’s latest novel, “Oleander Girl,” is an Oprah’s book club recommendation. Three of her books/stories were made into movies. Her awards include an American Book Award and two Pushcart prizes. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.
Bruce Dold is the editorial page editor of the Chicago Tribune. He received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Under his direction the editorial board has earned a dozen national awards, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.
Aaron Dorfman is a freelance guitarist, singer and educator based in Chicago. He performs original material and traditional American music, is part of a folk duo, Project Vagabond, with his wife, Jackie, and plays regularly with the bluegrass band Doggone Mountain.
Jack Driscoll is the author of four novels, four poetry collections and “Wanting Only to Be Heard,” which won the Association of Writers & Writing Programs short fiction award. He teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency master’s in fine arts program.
Paul Durica is a writer and the founder of Pocket Guide to Hell Tours. He is a co-author, along with Bill Savage, of “Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America.”
Thomas Dyja is the author of three novels and two works of nonfiction. He is a native of Chicago’s Northwest Side, and his newest book is “The Third Coast.”
Keith Ecker is the creator of Essay Fiesta and Guts & Glory, two of Chicago most well-known storytelling showcases. He has performed his essays and monologues throughout Chicago. His work has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and the Huffington Post.
Arielle Eckstut is co-founder with David Henry Sterry of The Book Doctors, a company that helps authors write, sell and market their books. She is co-author with Sterry of “The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published.” She and Sterry have worked on hundreds of books as agents, editors and authors.
James Eidson grew up near Dallas. He’s pursuing his master of fine arts degree at Columbia College Chicago.
Jonathan Eig is the New York Times best-selling author of three books: “Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig”; “Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season”; and “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster.”
Robert K. Elder
Robert K. Elder’s books include “The Film That Changed My Life,” “Last Words of the Executed,” and, as editor, “John Woo: Interviews.” He is an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Salon and many other publications.
Mark Eleveld is the editor of “The Spoken Word Revolution” and a co-publisher at EM Press.
EM Press Band
The EM Press Band features Jeff Bella on bass and Barret Harvey on drums. They add their musical sounds to poetry performances. They have worked with Marty McConnell, Marc Kelly Smith and others at the Green Mill jazz lounge.
El Payo Cuadro Flamenco
El Payo Cuadro Flamenco features David Chiriboga on guitar, La Tiranta on vocals, and dancers Jose Torres and Claudia Saume from Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Co.
Monica Eng has been an editor and reporter at the Chicago Tribune since 1996. She has covered ethnic culture, food policy, health and cooking, and she has been nominated for five James Beard Awards.
Margaret Engel runs the Alicia Patterson Foundation, helped create the Newseum and reported for the Washington Post. She co-wrote “Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them,” which became a Food Network show. She also co-wrote three Fodor’s guides to baseball parks and the play “Red Hot Patriot,” which starred Kathleen Turner.
Nathan Englander is the author of the novel “The Ministry of Special Cases” and the story collections “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” and “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.” He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Madison, Wis.
Alvaro Enrigue is the author of four novels and two short story collections. The American edition of his book “Hypothermia” was published in the spring. He has been a fellow at the Cullman Center in the New York Public Library and in the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte in Mexico.
Donald G. Evans
Donald G. Evans is the author of the novel “Good Money After Bad” and editor of the anthology “Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year.” He is the founder and executive director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, and the Chicago editor of the Great Lakes Cultural Review.
Nationally known story-performer Chris Fascione acts out classical and contemporary children’s literature and folktales in participatory shows tailored for specific age groups or family audiences. chrisfascione.com
Fearheller moved back to Chicago from San Francisco 12 years ago and worked with two companies that sell consumer products worldwide. She has created Pug Story, a book series to help children and parents tackle life’s tough lessons.
Brenda A. Ferber
Brenda A. Ferber is a children’s book author whose most recent book is “The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever,” illustrated by Tedd Arnold. brendaferber.com.
L.A. Fields is the author of “The Disorder Series” and “My Dear Watson,” a queer Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Her work has appeared in anthologies of horror, erotica and academia. She is in the fiction writing master of fine arts program at Columbia College Chicago.
Sharon Fiffer is the author of eight “Jane Wheel Mysteries”, the most recent being “Lucky Stuff.” Fiffer is also the co-editor of three collections of literary memoirs, “Home,” “Family” and “Body.”
Robert Fioretti has been the alderman for Chicago’s 2nd Ward since 2007. He grew up in Chicago, received a law degree from Northern Illinois University, and is an active member of several civic and charitable organizations.
Ted C. Fishman
Ted C. Fishman is the author of “China, Inc.” and “Shock of Gray.” He writes for many prominent journals, including The New York Times Magazine, and makes speaking appearances worldwide. He lives in Chicago.
Adrian Robert Ford
Adrian Robert Ford is a long-standing member of NewTown Writers. His work has appeared through the years in their magazine, Off the Rocks.
Douglas Foster teaches at Northwestern University and runs a program for student journalists in South Africa. He’s the former editor of Mother Jones magazine and writes frequently for the Atlantic. His book, “After Mandela,” is based on five years of reporting.
Therese Anne Fowler
Therese Anne Fowler is the author of “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.” She is an Illinois native and a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in creative writing. She lives with her sons and husband in North Carolina.
Gina Frangello is the co-founder of Other Voices Books, the Sunday editor of The Rumpus, and the fiction editor of The Nervous Breakdown. She is the author of “My Sister’s Continent,” and her third book of fiction, “A Life in Men,” is forthcoming in February 2014. ginafrangello.com
Marc J. Frazier
Marc J. Frazier has been widely published in journals. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry. marcfrazier.org.
Jamie Freveletti is the author of four thrillers in the Emma Caldridge series. She also has written “The Janus Reprisal” in Robert Ludlum’s Covert One series. She lives in Chicago. jamiefreveletti.com
Rea Frey is an author, nutrition specialist and International Sports Sciences Association certified trainer. She has done extensive research on plant-based diets and overall nutrition and has been a practicing plant eater for 15 years. She has been featured in Fitness, Ladies’ Home Journal and Whole Living. reafrey.com
Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks has released 10 solo recordings; appeared on “Grand Ole Opry,” “Whad’Ya Know,” “Fresh Air,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “30 Rock”; written for GQ, Blender and DaCapo Press’ Best Music Writing; and accompanied Liz Carroll, Jenny Scheinman, The Special Consensus and Dr. John.
Porter Gale is the author of “Your Network is Your Net Worth.” She is a public speaker and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising and independent filmmaking. From 2007 to 2011, Porter was the vice president of marketing at Virgin America.
Hannah Gamble is the author of “Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast.” Her blogs and online articles appear at the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America.
Julie Ganey is the director of education at 2nd Story, and a Chicago-based actor and writer. Her short story “When the Fairies Came” appears in the newly released 2nd Story anthology, and her solo shows “The Half-life of Magic” and “Love Thy Neighbor ... Till It Hurts” have received multiple productions. julieganey.com
James Finn Garner
James Finn Garner is the author of “Politically Correct Bedtime Stories” and “Tea Party Fairy Tales.” His latest book is “Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery.”
Amina Gautier is the author of the short story collection “At-Risk.” Her stories have been published in Best African American Fiction, Glimmer Train and The Southern Review, among other places. aminagautier.com
Tavi Gevinson is the editor and founder of the online magazine Rookie. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with her family. She created Rookie when she was 14 years old.
Dobby Gibson is the author of “Polar,” “Skirmish” and, most recently, “It Becomes You.” He lives in Minneapolis.
John Glassie is the author of “A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change,” a nonfiction book about a 17th-century genius/crackpot named Athanasius Kircher. He is a former contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine who also has written for Salon, The Believer and Wired. He is the author of the photo book “Bicycles Locked to Poles,” and he lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. johnglassie.com
T.M. Goeglein began his career as a writer of print and television ads. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post Living section and continues to write for the national edition and Huffington Post Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his family. “Cold Fury” is his first novel. tmgoeglein.com
Carrie Goldman is the author of “Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.” She writes the blog Portrait of an Adoption, and her parenting work has been featured on many media sites. Goldman lives in Evanston.
Robert Goldsborough is author of the Snap Malek Chicago historical mysteries and is the continuator of the Nero Wolfe mystery series created by the late Rex Stout. Goldsborough's most recent book is “Archie Meets Nero Wolfe,” a prequel to the Wolfe series.
Good Eating is the Chicago Tribune’s weekly food section, focusing on recipes for the home cook, trends in the world of food, and wine to enjoy with meals.
James C. Goodale
James C. Goodale, former vice chairman and general counsel of the New York Times, is author of “Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.” He has written for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The Daily Beast and other publications. jamesgoodale.net
Thea Goodman is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the Columbia Fiction Award. She has taught writing at The New School, New York University, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Originally from New York, she lives with her family in Chicago.
Hallie Gordon is the director of Steppenwolf for Young Adults She is the founder of Now Is The Time a city-wide initiative inspiring young people to make positive changes in their communities and stop youth violence and intolerance. nowisthetimechicago.org.
Jack Gray is an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” He is the author of “Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour.” He lives in New York.
Joe Gray is the editor of Good Eating, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly food section. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years and a passionate cook for as long. That cooking avocation became his vocation when he moved to Good Eating 10 years ago.
Jimmy Greenfield has been with the Tribune since 1995 and is currently the community manager of ChicagoNow, a blog network owned by the Tribune Media Group. He is the author of “100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” @jcgreenx.
Alan Grostephan has published his work in various journals, including Faultline and Orange Coast Review. He translated and edited “Stories of Life and Death,” a collection of poetry and fiction by emerging Colombian writers. He is the author of the novel “Bogota.”
Bryan Gruley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is the author of the “Starvation Lake” trilogy: “Starvation Lake,” “The Hanging Tree” and “The Skeleton Box.” He’s also a reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News and Businessweek.
Jason Grunebaum is a fiction writer and translator whose translations include Uday Prakash’s “The Walls of Delhi” and “The Girl With the Golden Parasol.” He teaches Hindi at the University of Chicago.
Mark Guarino is a staff writer with The Christian Science Monitor. His writing also has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Salon and Mojo. He is working on a book documenting the history of country and folk music in Chicago. mark-guarino.com
Guild Literary Complex
The Guild Literary Complex is a literary organization presenting and supporting diverse, divergent, and emerging voices through such programs as performances and readings. guildcomplex.org
Kevin Guilfoile is the author of two novels, “Cast of Shadows” and “The Thousand.” His memoir, “A Drive Into the Gap,” was published by Field Notes Brand Books.