RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Literature

A collection of news and information related to Literature published by this site and its partners.

Top Literature Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Hinsdale writer's latest novel up for award

    In the five years since Hinsdale writer Robert Wangard's first mystery "Target" was published, he has continued the "laborious" — that is his word — work of writing, turning out a book a year. The rewards in this career are a little different...
  • 'Water to the Angels' dives into L.A.'s water history

    'Water to the Angels' dives into L.A.'s water history
    "Cattle were starving on the ranches in Antelope Valley. Lake Elizabeth had dried into a mudflat, and by July the city was consuming more water than was flowing into the storage reservoirs," writes Les Standiford in "Water to the Angels." This was 1904,...
  • Tomas Transtromer, Nobel laureate, dies at 83

    Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. According to the Nobel Prize's Twitter account, Transtromer died Thursday. Long one of Sweden's most celebrated poets, Transtromer was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011, when he was...
  • '3 Holes and a Smoking Gun' is awkward mix of pulp and satire

    '3 Holes and a Smoking Gun' is awkward mix of pulp and satire
    Awkwardly aiming for a tone landing somewhere between vintage pulp fiction and self-reverential satire, the stagy low-budget crime thriller "3 Holes and a Smoking Gun" is constructed around the admittedly alluring premise of a sought-after movie script...
  • District 308 looks to buy new materials to teach reading and writing

    A team of nearly 100 teachers and administrators at Oswego-based Community Unit School District 308 are recommending the district spend about $3.6 million over the next six years to purchase new materials to teach students reading and writing skills....
  • Remembering Leonard Nimoy on his birthday: Spock’s legacy lives long, and we prosper

     
    Leonard Nimoy, who died last month from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, would have celebrated his 84th birthday Thursday. The beloved […]...
  • Avant-garde &Now literary festival kicks off at CalArts

    Avant-garde &Now literary festival kicks off at CalArts
    The &Now literary festival, a biennial celebration of cutting-edge writing and interdisciplinary projects and the discussions that surround them, begins Wednesday at CalArts. From March 25-28, the university will host hundreds of authors working in the...
  • E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank

    E-reader: Author's job adventures are 'Money' in the bank
    Some Things I Did for Money by Stephanie Georgopulos, 1-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 Stephanie Georgopulos recalls a lifetime of unconventional and occasionally disastrous jobs in her Kindle Single, "Some Things I Did for Money." Growing up in a...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • The Saucy Book Mavens book club

    The Saucy Book Mavens book club
    Our club: The Saucy Book Mavens, based out of the north and northwest sides. A series of coincidences: Before our first meeting in November 2011, Maureen, one of our members, answered an ad on Reader's Circle to join a book club. At Maureen's regular...
  • T.C. Boyle roams the American psyche in 'The Harder They Come'

    T.C. Boyle roams the American psyche in 'The Harder They Come'
    How many times since T.C. Boyle began publishing in 1979 has traditional fiction been declared dead, moribund, irrelevant? And yet here he comes again, riding up on "The Harder They Come," a full-throated Harley Davidson of a novel, his 15th (in...