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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...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...
  • Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits

    Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits
    Congratulations, angels! Your generosity last holiday season has made The Morning Call's 15th annual Be an Angel Campaign the most successful in the drive's history. Donations to Lehigh Valley nonprofit agencies, made in December and January, totaled...
  • Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild

    Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild
    When her beloved father died in London, Helen Macdonald slipped past grief into a melancholic depression, and as a poet, naturalist and close observer of nature and words, she identified what she felt and what she intuitively needed. In this singular...
  • Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices

    Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices
    I knew when I read "The White Boy Shuffle" as a junior in college that Paul Beatty had written the book every afflicted black boy wannabe novelist dreamed of creating. Because we lived in the United States, and because we were black boys, and because we...
  • Gloucester Area Writers' Showcase

    The Gloucester Public Library wants to bring its local authors and readers together and has planned a “Local Author Open House” for Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Library. From a press release: “There is so much talent...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more

    Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more
    Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar, narrated by Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie, Anthony Calf, Random House Audio, 10:52, $20 Priya Parmar spins a vivid novel about a singular relationship in "Vanessa and Her Sister," the...
  • From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer

    From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer
    Editor's note: This week, we take a look back at a 1977 piece by Saul Bellow. The essay, which appeared about a year after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was excerpted from the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Later this month, a new...
  • Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game

    Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game
    For Laurie R. King, the game has been afoot for more than 20 years. The prolific mystery writer recently published “Dreaming Spies,” the 13th book in her Mary Russell series, which¬†features a young woman with mental abilities similar to...
  • Tribune archive: Interview with E.L. James, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author

    Tribune archive: Interview with E.L. James, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author
    The “Fifty Shades of Grey” film has racked up more than $130 million in domestic box office receipts in two-and-a-half weeks. And critics have had a fine time indulging in literary masochism by reading through the source material, the...