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  • Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy

    Novelist Ruth Rendell leaves behind dual legacy
    This week has seen many obituaries mourning the death at age 85 of Ruth Rendell, author of the popular Inspector Wexford mysteries. When asked in a 2013 Guardian interview how she'd like to be remembered, Rendell responded brusquely: "I don't really...
  • Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content

    Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content
    Mary Kubica's debut novel, "The Good Girl," has been optioned by production company Anonymous Content. The novel follows a young Chicago teacher who is kidnapped by a man she meets at a bar. Kubica lives in Lake Zurich. →"The Big Jones Cookbook" by...
  • The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found

    The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found
    The market for "lost" or "hidden" manuscripts appears to be heating up. It was announced last year that a new collection of stories and essays from Shirley Jackson (of "The Lottery" fame) would be culled from her papers at the Library of Congress. This...
  • 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

     2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced
    Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for...
  • From farms to family history, 'One Book' offers something for all

    Whether you have a love of genealogy, a fascination with family farms or are drawn to a tale well told, you will probably find something that intrigues you at the Wilmette Public Library's 2015 "One Book, Everybody Reads" program. Among the attractions...
  • Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books

    Terry Pratchett dead at 66; fantasy author wrote more than 70 books
    Author Terry Pratchett, who earned acclaim for his "Discworld" science fiction series, died Wednesday at 66. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease seven years ago. His death at his home in England was confirmed by his publisher. “I...
  • RHS writers keep adding awards and honors

    RHS writers keep adding awards and honors
    Rockville High School's creative writing students have been racking up a number of awards and honors. "The sheer amount is crazy," said creative writing teacher Victoria Nordlund. Junior Winona Scheff won the chance to go to a writing conference at...
  • 'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance

     'Love Playbook' author La La Anthony offers winning strategies for romance
    It's not surprising that Alani "La La" Anthony, being the wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, compares love to basketball: It gets your heart racing, palms sweating and can even break your heart. And like every sport, it has its rules. The...
  • Producers make $102,860? Composers $63,560? Otis report on jobs and pay

    Producers make $102,860? Composers $63,560? Otis report on jobs and pay
    Employment in Los Angeles County's creative industries rose by 6,000 jobs in 2013 after more modest gains the two previous years, according to the latest annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy. But with 355,600 workers on payrolls, the county's...
  • Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges

    Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges
    PEN American Center recently announced Rich Cohen, Cristina Henríquez, Adam Rapp and Mark Slouka will judge for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. Cohen, who grew up on the North Shore, will be one of the judges for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports...
  • Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake

    Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake
    If you set out to write a poetry collection about Kanye West, someone who is himself arguably one of the most brilliant and influential poets of the 21st century so far, then it had better be good. Sarah Blake's debut book, "Mr. West" — impressive...