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  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere: Westeros comes to Hollywood

     
    Westeros came to Hollywood on Tuesday night with “Game of Thrones” stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden and Nikolaj ......
  • Jewish legend sets stage for superheroes in ‘The Thirty Six’

     
    According to ancient Jewish mysticism, there are 36 people, called lamed-vavniks, who are divinely chosen to save the world. This ......
  • Author not tired of 'Sleep'

    Author not tired of 'Sleep'
    Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
  • Literary Festivals - Enlightening, Entertaining and FREE

    This past Saturday (9/29), I had the privilege of moderating a panel on the popularity of the romance genre at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, sponsored by George Mason University (GMU). I was joined by fellow romance writers Laurin Wittig of...
  • Best of the week: witchcraft, skulls and yacht races

    Best of the week: witchcraft, skulls and yacht races
    Monday Ever the champion of making the literary world safe for genre fiction, author Michael Chabon added another novel to his resume, "Telegraph Avenue," his first in five years. The author's newest yarn, set inside a used vinyl shop on the "ragged...
  • The funky soul of Michael Chabon

    The funky soul of Michael Chabon
    Michael Chabon's new novel, "Telegraph Avenue," is like a child's bedroom overflowing with '70s pop culture — with used vinyl records and Motown name-dropping and cheesy blaxploitation movies, and set against a backdrop of racial identity in...
  • Bam! Pow! Crunch! Michael Chabon builds a new superhero

    Bam! Pow! Crunch! Michael Chabon builds a new superhero
    Repeat after me: Sklurp. Skreeech. Ska-runch. There. Feels good, doesn't it? Some words are just plain fun to say. And those are the words, according to Michael Chabon, that belong in any honorable, self-respecting bedtime story for children, the kind...
  • Bonza! Bookclub

    Bonza! Bookclub
    Our book club began in 1988. We meet monthly for dinner and discussion. We alternate meetings between Chicago and Oak Park. The name of our club has changed a couple of times. Now we've settled on The Bonza! Bookclub (from "A Town Like Alice" by Nevil...
  • A super-heated superhero summer

    A super-heated superhero summer
    Backward reels the bad guy, pummeled and stunned. Round goes the good guy's granite fist, finishing its gorgeous orbit after connecting with the villain's smirking mug. Up jump hope and inspiration, fortified by daring fictional heroes on the page and on...
  • Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group)

    Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group)
    Beth Emet the Free Synagogue's Book Kvutzah (group) Our book club is located at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston. We are entering our third year of reading, discussing and enjoying each other's company. A recent favorite was "The Guernsey...