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  • Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

    Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards
    Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged joke he made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards. Handler's comments came after Jacqueline...
  • Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards

    Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards
    On the morning after the National Book Awards, speaking by phone from a Manhattan hotel, Ursula K. Le Guin was feisty, smart and pointed — exactly as we might expect. “I don’t want to put writers against publishers,” she said,...
  • Weekend preview: Miami Book Fair turns up the music

    Weekend preview: Miami Book Fair turns up the music
    This may be the weekend when life in South Florida is at its zenith: Not only do we get to blithely dismiss “the polar who-tex?” but we get to throw a little big-city culture around as the world’s great authors gather at the hearth of...
  • Chicago book news: Society of Midland Authors awards, more

    The Society of Midland Authors is accepting nominations for its annual literary awards. The awards will recognize the best books written by Midwestern authors that were published in 2014. Each winner will receive $500 and a recognition award. For details,...
  • Review: 'The Unspeakable' by Meghan Daum

    Review: 'The Unspeakable' by Meghan Daum
    What remains "unspeakable" in an age of self-revelation, when shocking secrets are so much fodder for retweeted Internet confessionals? The essays in Meghan Daum's fourth book, "The Unspeakable," are neither shocking nor confessional, and the "unspeakable...
  • 'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man

    'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man
    For writers hoping to sell their first books, Emma Cline represents the dream. Evanston resident Hal Schweig is more the reality check. Cline, 25, with but a few essays and two published short stories to her credit, recently signed a three-book deal...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others
    The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, Tor, 399 pages, $25.99 China is one of the largest markets in the world for science fiction, and yet we here in the West seldom have a chance to see the work of even the most popular Chinese...
  • Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère

    Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère
    The American critic and biographer Leon Edel once told an interviewer that writing a biography is "like falling in love." Infatuation, explained Edel, is necessary, but so is the termination of the love affair, "if a useful biography is to emerge."...
  • Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'

    Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'
    November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
  • The outsized influence of Margaret Anderson's Little Review

    The outsized influence of Margaret Anderson's Little Review
    To open, an analogy: Margaret Anderson and The Little Review are to independent publishing what Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are to music. In a 1982 interview with Musician magazine, Brian Eno observed that while the first Velvet Underground...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez

    Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez
    In the East Rogers Park home he shares with his father, 10-year-old Diego Ramirez has a collection of more than 100 books personally inscribed to him. That's because since he was born, Diego's literary-minded dad, Javier — manager of The Book...