| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The National Book Critics Circle honored Jennifer Egan's novel "A Visit From the Goon Squad" with its fiction prize, an accomplishment reported by Carolyn Kellogg, who attended the awards ceremony Thursday night in New York. Kellogg's article noted that...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Time Magazine has an early review of David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, which it says represents his finest work....
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Jennifer Egan (pictured) has won the Morning News' Tournament of books with "A Visit from the Goon Squad."...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The final Oprah episode approaches: only 8 more and we get... James Frey?...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
You know you are in the midst of award season when it seems that new finalists and winners are being announced every week. Considering the onslaught of recent medal announcements and award ceremonies, we can definitely say that the season is now upon us....
| Jan 28, 2011
A clear and energetic optimism on the state of the industry was in the air this week at the Digital Book World Conference in New York.
In 2010, e-book sales rose by around 400% and pulled in almost $1 billion in sales. Madeline McIntosh, Random House's...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Who knew, apparently references in Jonathan Franzen novels pay off.
The 9:30 Club has been named one of America's most influential clubs by Billboard magazine.
In an item published last week, the club was included alongside New York City's Bowery Room...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Our "booklub" started about six years ago. We all lived within a few blocks in Wilmette.
We really enjoyed "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. We were appalled by the treatment of black soldiers in Britain during World War II. The author's descriptions helped...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Summer reading doesn't have to mean light reading. A summer vacation can offer the free time to grapple with weighty themes. Whether you're lying on the beach or pressed against the air conditioner this month, you might give one of these idea-driven books...
| Jul 17, 2011
Guilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth,"...