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  • Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters

    Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters
    Leah Hager Cohen is not the sort of author publishers are scrambling to send on book tours these days. She doesn't seem particularly bothered by this. "So it wasn't that I was on a tour and omitting Chicago; it was that I wasn't traveling with my book."...
  • Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21

    Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21
    When beloved bookstore Women & Children First closed for renovations in late January, the owners placed a sign on the front that read "Don't Panic!" Still, dismayed customers pressed their faces to the windows, worried about the fate of the...
  • 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...
  • Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more

    Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more
    The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith, Dutton, 320 pages, $18.99, ages 14+ Welcome to Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys where, says the sign above the camp entrance, "Boys Rediscover the Fun of Boyhood!" Yet for 15-year-old Ariel, adopted from an unnamed war-torn...
  • 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...
  • Adam Rapp on 'Know Your Beholder'

    Adam Rapp on 'Know Your Beholder'
    In young-adult novels such as "Punkzilla" and plays such as "Finer Noble Gases" (in which a dissolute band member urinates noisily into a tom-tom drum in full view of the audience), Adam Rapp has been telling the story of America's alienated youth. In his...
  • The Reading Season Book Club

    The Reading Season Book Club
    Our club: We are the Reading Season Book Club. Based out of the western suburbs, we originally started as two foursomes of golfers. We then formed a book club to stay connected during the offseason. Friends invited friends, and we are now a group of 17...
  • Review: 'The Whites' by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

    When Richard Price adopted the pen name Harry Brandt for his new novel, "The Whites," this practitioner of hard-edged literary fiction ("Clockers," "Freedomland") did so thinking it would help ease him into a generic mode. But as someone who writes so...
  • Kleiner Perkins lawyer may challenge Ellen Pao's financial motivation for suit

    SAN FRANCISCO Ellen Pao's stories of discrimination and retaliation at one of the world's most prestigious venture capital firms continued to fray as Kleiner Perkins' attorney Wednesday launched another grueling round of cross-examination that portrayed...
  • Gaza novelist writes of lives framed by recurrent wars

    A Gaza novelist who was shortlisted for a prestigious Arabic literature prize but couldn't attend the announcement ceremony because of alleged Hamas harassment says he learned story-telling from his refugee grandmother, who recounted happier times. As...
  • George R.R. Martin says Emily St. John Mandel should get the Hugo

    The Hugo Awards are among the most important in science fiction and fantasy. Their nominating process, which is open to participants in recent Worldcons, concludes tonight just before midnight. Author George R.R. Martin has been sharing his thoughts...