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  • Maya Angelou postage stamp revealed

    Maya Angelou postage stamp revealed
    The U.S. Postal Service has revealed its Forever postage stamp featuring Maya Angelou, the poet and author widely known for her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The stamp has a portrait of Angelou alongside a quote from the author: "A...
  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader
    Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one key book that captures a kid’s imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks...
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle, LeVar Burton to Be Honored at 35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

    ¬† 2014 Awards Finalists Announced Today the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced that T. Coraghessan Boyle will receive the 2014 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, LeVar Burton will be honored with the Innovator’s Award, and the...
  • Steve Martin joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' adaptation

    Steve Martin joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' adaptation
    The film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has its first big star. Steve Martin will join debut actor Joe Alwyn, and possibly Garrett Hedlund, in Ang Lee's movie version of the Iraq war satire, Deadline reports....
  • Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'

    Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'
    Gabriel Kahane hearts L.A. Although the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has been heralded as a star of New York's new-music scene, his latest album is a love letter to the City of Angels. Now, "The Ambassador" — 13 songs, each based on a...
  • Christ the King students to publish book about Beverly

    The 32 students who comprise the eighth-grade class at Christ the King School in the Beverly community of Chicago are accomplishing something that many only dream about – they will soon publish a book. Teacher Vicki Rocus said the project has...
  • Blotterature publishes for the people

    Blotterature publishes for the people
    While its title means "garbage literature," the works of Blotterature are far from trash. A 21-year-old "whiskey-drinker," a former janitor, an accomplished novelist with a Ph.D.: These are the authors of Blotterature Literary Magazine, a Northwest...
  • British young-adult author Mal Peet dies at 67

    Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67. Peet's agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago. Peet wrote young-adult novels, as...
  • Wasting no time: Local author goes from one novel to four

    Wasting no time: Local author goes from one novel to four
    Richard Baran of Franklin Park doesn't waste any time. In 2014, at the age of 75, Baran had his first novel published. In April 2015, not much more than a year later, he'll have another three novels published. Baran's not new to writing. He started at...
  • Extraordinary Life: Scholar, Scientist, And Serious Artist

    Extraordinary Life: Scholar, Scientist, And Serious Artist
    Felix Bronner was an urbane scholar and a pioneer in the study of ways calcium affects the body. He was intense, focused, and passionately interested in science as well as in the lives of his friends and colleagues. In his second career, he was a...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is the New Black&...