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  • Author of historical look at College Park signs copies of the book

    Author of historical look at College Park signs copies of the book
    There was a long line of people inside the College Park Community Center, waiting patiently to speak to one person in the room: Tana Porter. All of the people waiting to greet her had the same thing in their hands: a copy of Porter’s new book...
  • Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book

    Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book
    In 1976, an Amoco career executive, Richard Kreusler, who was 47, was gunned down at the front door of his Palm Beach home. A local petty criminal and karate instructor, Mark Herman, may have been framed for the murder and sent to jail for 25 years....
  • Windham Campbell prizes go to Geoff Dyer, Teju Cole, others

    Windham Campbell prizes go to Geoff Dyer, Teju Cole, others
    The nine recipients of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes were announced Tuesday morning. Each writer will receive a $150,000 prize. "I've won quite a few prizes with cachet but no cash, so this is a wonderful combination of the two," Geoff Dyer, one of...
  • Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau

    Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau
    Amrita Antony, 13, of Naperville, who attends All Saints Catholic Academy, admitted she was a little star struck Friday afternoon when she came to the Nichols Library. That's because she was meeting someone who, for her, has rock-star status. "I love...
  • Local author's novel deals with racial discrimination and anti-Semitism

    Local author's novel deals with racial discrimination and anti-Semitism
    Novelist Joan Lipinsky Cochran's new book "Still Missing Beulah: Stories of Jews and Blacks in Mid-Century Miami" takes readers back to a time where signs prohibiting blacks and Jews in hotels and clubs were rampant. For Lipinsky Cochran, a former...
  • Read-in takes people through the journey of African-Americans

    Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington and Michelle Obama were some of the people whom books were written about that people read aloud at Triton College's library Feb. 16 as part of the college's Black History Month events. Every year during Black History...
  • Ray Bradbury home's demise has LA re-examining its history

    It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote "Something Wicked This Way Comes," and when the bulldozer came to knock it down literary scholars and preservationists were aghast. The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where the author lived and...
  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...