| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:37 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead."
Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:03 PM
I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum.
Get. Over. It.
Yes, the novel depicts an almost...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly.
The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 1:51 PM
RedEye met Lewis on the day the film came out in the U.S., which was also the day after a night at Studio Paris and Hub 51 left him tweeting, “I am very hungover. I am very busy. This is an ill-advised combination. Chicago, my apologies.” No...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Oracle of Stamboul
Michael David Lukas
Harper: 294 pp., $24.99
Michael David Lukas' beguiling first novel starts with a familiar storyline, the hero's journey that underpins epic fantasy series such as "The Chronicles of Narnia" (C.S....
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists.
As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
| Apr 17, 2011
British children's fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones died last month while I was busy reading "The Emerald Atlas" for review, so it was inevitable that her spirit should haunt my reading. Jones is often cited as the forerunner of J.K. Rowling as the...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars.
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:33 PM
In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone."
Thanks to modern...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Mother's Day is Sunday, and in celebration some of Printers Row's regular contributors discussed their favorite literary moms.
Julia Keller: Laura Bodey from "Gain" by Richard Powers
Literature includes good mothers and bad mothers, angelic mothers...
| May 12, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs.
Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...