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  • 2015 Algren contest begins

    2015 Algren contest begins
    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is officially under way.
  • Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story

    Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story
    Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30,...

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman
    On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★
    "Make no little plans" long has been the mantra of this city, a common justification for our hubristic plans for the skyline or lakefront, often trumping fiscal prudence. But between 11 o'clock in the morning and 11 at night on Sunday, a stretch of...

    Nelson Algren award affirms power of written word

    Results had been tabulated, but the first place winner wasn't answering his phone. It was, after all, his wedding day. Multiple redials. Finally, he picked up with a polite, but anxious, voice. The results were in, and I was calling to inform Ben Hoffman...