Elizabeth Taylor, literary editor at large of the Chicago Tribune, is past president of the National Books Critics Circle and has served on four Pulitzer Prize juries, three times as chair. She is the co-author, with Adam Cohen, of “American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley, His Battle for Chicago and the Nation,” named one of the best books of the year by “The New York Times” and winner of the Society of Midland Authors Prize. She has an M.A. in History from Yale University, and graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where she later served on the college’s board of trustees and returned as a visiting professor. Taylor loves theater, travel and — obviously — books.