| Mar 3, 2010
Author Barry Hannah, whose fiction was laced with dark humor and populated by hard-drinking Southerners, died Monday at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67.
Hannah's son Barry Jr. told the Clarion Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss., that his father...
| Mar 21, 2010
Reagan Arthur Books: 320 pp., $23.99
Being obsessive, white, upper middle class and male isn't exactly the prescription for high drama these days. Not while the earth is shaking and swallowing entire cities. Not while people...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 9:14 AM
By David Means
Faber and Faber, $23.00, 166 pages
It’s always interesting, I think, to notice the way in which we first discover the fine work of seriously gifted short story writers and novelists. Most of them don’t start out...
| Jul 3, 2011
For much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
| 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....
| May 20, 2011
| 1:58 PM
"Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 8:00 PM
There are still six more hours of great bookish programming scheduled for Sunday at Printers Row Lit Fest. Among the great talks and panels, prolific and respected authors Richard Ford and Terry McMillan will both take the stage.
Tomorrow should be a...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:23 PM
On Sunday afternoon at Printers Row Lit Fest, away from the crowds strolling through aisles of used books or the ruckus of tots being entertained at the Lil' Lit Park Neverland, Richard Ford took to the stage in the Harold Washington Library Center and...
| Dec 28, 2008
Writers and editors
George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2)
Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3)
Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
| Feb 15, 2009
Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $18 paper
Brilliant. It is quite simply...
| Sep 3, 2008
| 5:13 PM
Landscape designer Robert Cornell just wanted to save water. When he planted drought-tolerant shrubs instead of turf grass on a little belt of land between the sidewalk and the street, he hardly expected the brouhaha that followed.
The landmark garden on...