| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Kathy Thomson, the president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, announced that she is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month.
In an email to the staff, Thomson said she is departing for “another challenging opportunity&...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year.
The 6% staff reduction will come primarily from the company’s beleaguered newspaper unit, but will...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Nov 21, 2013
The setting of “Let Him Go” may be familiar to fans of Larry Watson — the small towns of North Dakota and Montana early in the 1950s. But “Let Him Go” seems a more harrowing and more violent story than this novelist of the...
| Oct 13, 2013
Cruising the Internet for a possible mate is really nothing new. Lonely hearts — like those in Jayne Anne Phillips' blistering new novel, “Quiet Dell” — placed discrete ads in ladies' magazines and newspapers or disseminated...
| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah," we recognize a novel that engages with important ideas about race, and does so with style, wit and insight. Adichie has updated the traditional...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The Chicago Tribune invites writers to enter short stories in our annual Nelson Algren Short Story Contest.
Stories are judged blind and there is no entry fee. (Writers can enter two stories.) We award one winner ($5,000), three finalists ($1,500 each)...
| Oct 27, 2013
"The tail is three inches long, and gleams silver with a lavender tinge, one end thin and flyaway, the other thick as rope." That would be Hana Sasaki's tail, and it is one of four tails, not three, despite the title of Kelly Luce's debut story...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Edward Albee event postponed indefinitely: The Chicago Humanities Festival event honoring Edward Albee, winner of the 2013 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize, has been postponed indefinitely. If you purchased tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org to...
| Oct 6, 2013
The Chicago Humanities Festival kicks off a strong lineup for its fall festival next Sunday — a program so strong that tickets have already sold out for several events, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize talks with Chimamanda Ngozi...
| Oct 13, 2013
You probably had no idea that Al Jolson, the star of the first talkie movie, "The Jazz Singer," enjoyed urinating on people as a joke. Or that once, in the middle of a conversation in the White House, President Warren G. Harding got up from his chair...