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  • Shannon Hale on turning her novel 'Austenland' into a movie

    Shannon Hale on turning her novel 'Austenland' into a movie
    Eight years ago, novelist Shannon Hale read an interview with a writer who was on the verge of publishing her first book. “Ohhh,” Hale sighed sympathetically. “It doesn’t sound like she has writer friends.” -------------...
  • Lori Rader-Day

     Lori Rader-Day
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Home, since I live here. But when I moved here in 2001, I couldn't believe that I actually lived in Chicago. I mean Lived In Chicago. My husband and I had to keep reminding ourselves it was real. I'd lived...
  • Jennifer Armstrong

    Jennifer Armstrong
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I think of home! I grew up in the southwest suburbs, went to college at Northwestern, and came back for a few years in the early '00s. Because of all this, I also think of really good pizza. Who is an...
  • Michael Lenehan

     Michael Lenehan
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The lake. Lake Shore Drive. The portage between the Chicago and DesPlaines rivers, where the Great Lakes connect (almost) with the Gulf of Mexico--the reason Chicago exists. Who is an author you'd like...
  • Biblioracle: Tom Sawyer economy

    Biblioracle: Tom Sawyer economy
    Amazon has purchased the book-oriented social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. Speculation from Bloomberg Businessweek based on other social media properties (like Instagram and LinkedIn) puts the market price close to $1 billion. Other...
  • Mothers in literature

    Mothers in literature
    Should we condemn Mrs. Bennet, the hilariously inept matchmaker in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” for repeatedly sabotaging her daughters' prospects with her own uncouth behavior and transparent gold-digging? Or should we commend her...
  • Intellectuals, spy at the center of McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth'

    Intellectuals, spy at the center of McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth'
    Ian McEwan's “Sweet Tooth” tells the story of a young woman, Serena Frome, who graduates from Cambridge in the early 1970s and enters the working world. Since Frome's employer happens to be MI5, the working world, in her case, is the world...
  • Stephenie Meyer talks about 'The Host'

    In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
  • James Wood champions realism in new book of essays

    James Wood champions realism in new book of essays
    There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...